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We are participating in the conversation about equitable and
resilient public health and sanitation systems.

2014

For the Multnomah County, Oregon Department of Emergency Management organized a workshop in partnership with Recode and the PDNA Emergency Preparedness Committee. For Jefferson County, Washington, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), convened a study group that proposed emergency sanitation policy, helped draft Twin Bucket system leaflets for households with sewered and onsite systems, and partnered with DEM and Local 20/20 on community outreach. We continued our collaborations with the Sustainable Phosphorus Research Coordination Network and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.


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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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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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