PHLUSH in the News

The media covers PHLUSH activities and regularly seeks
out members for comment.

‘A toilet is your face.’ Seattle ponders the perfect public pissoir

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

‘A toilet is your face.’ Seattle ponders the perfect public pissoir. By Anna Boiko-Weyruch, KUOW. Seattle.  October 18, 2019.

The Portland Loo

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“The Portland Loo.” The Record. KUOW. August 1, 2019.

The Politics of Going to the Bathroom

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“The Politics of Going to the Bathroom.”  By Nathalie Shure. The Nation, May 27, 2019.

Why public restrooms now? When you gotta go

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Why public restrooms now? When you gotta go.” By Tom Julius. The Keene Sentinel. May 16, 2019.

City plans for three new public restrooms

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“City plans for three new public restrooms.” By Lily Haight. The Leader. March 13, 2019.

Dignity down the toilet: Public bathrooms as a human right

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Dignity down the toilet: Public bathrooms as a human right”.  Ideas. Lezlie Lowe, contributor. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio. March 6, 2019. 54 min.

Port Angeles to assess restrooms: City Council member urges 24-hour access

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Port Angeles to assess restrooms: City Council member urges 24-hour access“. by Rob Ollikainen. Peninsula Daily News. January 31, 2019

Enhancing Water Stewardship with Waterless Toilets. Nature Now Episode #391

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

Enhancing Water Stewardship with Waterless Toilets. Nature Now Episode #391.  KPTZ 91.5 FM.  Dec 19, 2018.  Paul Ruben interviews PHLUSH’s Carol McCreary.

No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs. By Lezlie Lowe. Coach House Books. Released Sept 14, 2018.


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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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