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Free Emergency Preparedness Expo 2012 March 16 and 17.

After taking the PHLUSH emergency sanitation exhibit to Sunnysde Disaster Diner, we’re heading to the Emergency Preparedness Expo 2012 this Friday and Saturday. This large event features 35 displays and workshops with 50 speakers. It will take place at 12300 SE 312 Avenue in Boring from 1 to 7pm on Friday, March 16 and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 17. And this best part is that it’s free! On Friday afternoon Alice Busch from Sandy Fire Department is giving a half day session on Dealing With Difficult People During Disasters – Emotional First Aid.  Alice is not to be missed. A funny, engaging speaker she introduces penetrating concepts based on her own considerable experience and hands over practical tips on how to communicate more effectively with people in crisis.

PHLUSH emergency sanitation display at Sunnyside.

On Saturday at 2pm,  acclaimed lecturer and earthquake guru James Roddey of the American Red Cross will talk about Preparing for the Big One. Other Expo sessions include Could Contagion Really Happen? Will Your House Hold Up? Wilderness Survival Like a Pro, Updating Your Emergency Plan with Social Media Tools, and All About Freeze Dried Foods. PHLUSHers Susan Mund, along with Erich Grundner and Helen Goché, will be tabling for PHLUSH, talking to folks about the Christchurch Twin No-Mix Toilet, which has been endorsed by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.  


Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and PHLUSH realizes that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and health can be improved with adequate access to restrooms. We are beginning to dive into the intersection of restroom advocacy and MHM -- learn more by hearing our board President, Genevieve Schutzius, speak on the intersection…

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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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