Mission & Vision

PHLUSH in the Parade

 PHLUSH exists to ensure that human well-being and public health are maintained through equitable access to sanitation services. We believe that public restrooms and safely managed sanitation & hygiene are as essential to community well-being as roads and traffic signals. We help citizens & municipal representatives advocate for and provide equitable public restroom availability, prepare for natural disasters that disrupt the sanitation system, and understand the complex sanitation justice issues that impact our society.

Mission

Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for sanitation disasters with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Vision

Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

To deny a person the ability to meet an essential biological need is an affront to human rights and personal dignity.

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A Recap of the U.S. WASH Convening: Part I

In early May, Ashley and Genevieve traveled cross-country for a whirlwind week in Washington DC at the inaugural United States WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Convening! We’d like to thank our friends at DigDeep and Water For People for putting this incredible conference together, including funding for travel and lodging…

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The Importance of Inclusive Restroom Signage

Professional photographer Mark Chester did not intentionally find the issue of inclusivity in restroom access - the issue found him. Chester began photographing restroom signs 12 years ago. In conducting this work, Chester began pondering the relationship between signage and inclusivity. What he found is that the barriers to equitable…

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Tips for Creating a Successful Family Emergency Plan

  The scariest thing about natural disasters is that they can happen out of nowhere so you need to be prepared. Does your family know what to do if a tornado, hurricane, or wildfire erupts around your home? In addition to creating an emergency response kit, an emergency plan is…

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