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2012

City of Portland Bureau of Emergency Management endorsed Twin-Bucket Emergency Toilet. Developed public leaflet based on The Cloacina Project‘s Sewer Catastrophe Companion.  Spoke at 18 community events. Launched newsletter Pee, Poo and You! Participated in Reinventing the Toilet events at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Hosted 3-day visit to Portland of World Toilet Organization Founder Jack Sim. World Toilet Day observed with emergency sanitation campaign. Travel grant enabled Abby Brown to represent PHLUSH at the World Toilet Summit in Durban, South Africa. 


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There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

Almost 150 U.S. companies make toilet paper. Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock.com Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as…

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The POOP Project is coming to Portland 2/22/2020!

Straight from New York City, The POOP Project is coming to Portland! How do you break the potty taboo and catalyze creative conversation about sustainable sanitation for the person, planet and world community?  The People’s Own Organic Power (POOP) Project​ has been showing us how, using a brilliant combination of theater,…

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A Report from the Rich Earth Summit

PHLUSH President Hayley Joyell Smith, currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia, reports on the Rich Earth Summit held at the University of Michigan, November 7-8, 2019. She was among the experts – entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, regulators, researchers and practitioners – who explored the theme “Policy, Regulation, and…

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