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How about Walking for Water on March 24?

Portlanders will join folks from around the globe on Saturday, March 24 to commemorate World Water Day with a convivial morning of exercise on the waterfront and learning activities at OMSI. Portland’s Fourth Annual Walk for Water  features a non-competitive 5k fun run as well as the simulation of a typical water-gathering experience for women and children in sub-Saharan Africa where walkers haul water throughout their 3.1 mile route. At OMSI, local organizations involved with water and sanitation will feature demonstrations and exhibits of their work locally and world wide. PHLUSH has been invited by organizer   Portland Global Initiatives and sponsor Portland Roasting Company to demonstrate how to make emergency toilets for use following a severe earthquake that destroys water and sewer pipes. A dozen or so PHLUSH folks had so much fun at last year’s event, that we are eager to do it again and see friends from Engineers Without Borders  and other kindred groups. Registration for walkers and runners is at 8:30 am at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Avenue south of the Hawthorne Bridge. Or you can register online to be sure of getting a spot. The run starts at 9 am and the walk at 10 and a free celebration continues inside the OMSI lobby until noon.  


Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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