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2012

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


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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