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2015

Assisted Portland City Commissioner in drafting resolution on All-User Restrooms, which passed unanimously on December 17th. Advised team redesigning Seattle Parks restroom to meet all-gender specifications. Issued the 65-page Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit for World Toilet Day. Jeff Holiman co-authored with Helen Rowe et al. Integrating legacy soil phosphorus into sustainable nutrient management strategies for future food, bioenergy and water security, which appears in Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. Abigail Brown presented at Enacting Awareness: Water Waste and Public Space, a seminar at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Media interviews resulted in PHLUSH segments on two NPR affiliates, quotes in a front page Wall Street Journal article and new recognition by journalists of the public toilet crisis in the United States.


From the Blog

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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