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October 10, 2017

Volunteer with PHLUSH!  Our volunteer-powered organization welcomes contributions of time and talent. The following volunteer opportunities can be adapted to our shared interests and your individual requirements.

  • Research assistants: in public toilet design and operations to help update our Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit.
  • Writers: to author or co-author and present white papers on the vulnerability of wastewater infrastructure to climate change, houseless hygiene and Hepatitis A, and the human right to WASH.
  • Guest bloggers: propose your own topics or ask us for ideas and resources.
  • Citizen journalists: interested in “The Criminalization of Public Urination” who can turn our extensive bibliography into a series of articles for joint publication.
  • Editors: to edit our Disaster Sanitation Resource List.
  • Researchers: to investigate the political trajectory of North American recognition of the human right to water and sanitation and how these policies (or lack thereof) impact houseless individuals.
  • Graphic designers: who can ensure the publications we work hard on also look good.

Your questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome.

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) 
1240 W. Sims Way #59, Port Townsend WA 98368    Phone: 503.984.4081   Fax: 503.227.4087

Header photos from left to right: PHLUSH in the Under the Autumn Moon Parade, 2007; The Portland Loo; PHLUSH Co-Founder Christopher Yarrow at opening of first Portland Loo, Dec 2008 (photo by the late Charles Maclean) Bicycle rack restroom sign; early PHLUSH information kiosk.

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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