C’mon Give a Shi_t!

November 19, 2013
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C’mon Give a Shi_t!

This guest blog post is from Doneice Sandoval of Lava Mae. When you think about people who lack access to sanitation, people in Africa and India or other third-world countries come to mind. You don’t think of people in the U.S. The truth, however, is that tens of thousands of men, women and children living on...

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Reflect Before You Flush

November 18, 2013
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Reflect Before You Flush

This guest blog post is by John Gonzalez from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for World Toilet Day 2013. Please check out our ToiletsUSA page for more info. Follow #ToiletsUSA, #LiftTheLid, and #CelebrateTheToilet. Your ability to “flush and forget” is taken for granted. Period. In the US, access to proper and efficient sanitation does not represent...

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School Toilets are Key to Girls’ Education: Virtual Conference Nov 21

November 15, 2013
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School Toilets are Key to Girls’ Education: Virtual Conference Nov 21

This guest blog post is from Murat Sahin from UNICEF for World Toilet Day 2013. Please check out our ToiletsUSA page for more info. Follow #ToiletsUSA, #LiftTheLid, and #CelebrateTheToilet. The theme of the second annual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Virtual Conference to be held on 21 November 2013 (8:00-17:30 EDT) is WASH in Schools Empowers Girls’...

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Toilets around the World

November 14, 2013
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Toilets around the World

This guest blog post is from Mary Landwer for World Toilet Day 2013. Please check out our ToiletsUSA page for more info. Follow #ToiletsUSA, #LiftTheLid, and #CelebrateTheToilet. Thanks to a popular children’s book, we understand from an early age that Everybody Poops. What many don’t understand, though, is that not everyone has a toilet to do it...

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What is the value of a restroom?

November 11, 2013
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What is the value of a restroom?

This guest blog post is from Kyle Earlywine from Green Flush Technologies for World Toilet Day 2013. Please check out our ToiletsUSA page for more info. Follow #ToiletsUSA, #LiftTheLid, and #CelebrateTheToilet. At risk of sounding like an old Mastercard commercial, some things are just priceless – like not having an “accident” in a public setting. Forty...

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World Toilet Day

November 4, 2013
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World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day on November 19 has been officially recognized by the United Nations! On July 24, 2013, the UN General Assembly declared November 19 World Toilet Day. “Everyone needs a place to go!”, said UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Ellison.”Today’s decision to mark World Toilet on 19 November will help raise awareness and...

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Jack Sim / WTD 2013 Media Kit

November 3, 2013
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Jack Sim will be in the United States with limited availability to speak with journalists from 17-20 November 2013. Please contact one of us to schedule an interview. The POOP Project | Shawn Shafner | 347-385-5186 | shawn thePOOPproject org PHLUSH | Abby Brown or Carol McCreary 503-984-4081 | abby phlush...

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Toilets USA: Let’s Take Action

October 18, 2013
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Toilets USA: Let’s Take Action

Access to water and sanitation is a human right many Americans do not enjoy. In 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared access to water and sanitation a human right. The next year, UN Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque reported on her Mission to the United States of America, citing among groups denied this...

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A Free Minimalist Urine-diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) for the Unhoused, Poor or Disaster-stricken

October 14, 2013
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A Free Minimalist Urine-diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) for the Unhoused, Poor or Disaster-stricken

By Chris Canaday. Ecuador-based researcher Canaday generously prepared this in response to our inquiries. He invites feedback via Inodoroseco or email canaday2 AT gmail.com Shifting from wasteful, expensive, contaminating, water-based toilets to decentralized, environmentally friendly, dry toilets should be more a matter of paradigm shift than capital investment. This is especially true for those who have little...

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Stories from the Street: PSU team explores toiletlessness

July 1, 2013
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Stories from the Street: PSU team explores toiletlessness

Students from Portland State University’s Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Affairs and Planning, have recently compled a project on the consequences of toiletlessness. After spending the winter academic term on background and planning, the Right to Relief team spent the spring term exploring the issues in collaboration with PHLUSH.  They hit the streets, announced...

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Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

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