To EcoSan and Beyond! April 13th 2012 Hello all!
Well some of you are aware of this news, but I have accepted a position here with SOIL, the organization I came down to volunteer with. Things are exciting around here: we're building a new composting site, we've got goats at the farm, and the mangoes are now in season (avocados are next)!! I'll probably be down here for the next year or so, so if you're down in the Car ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Haiti » Cap Haitien The native Arawak Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Columbus in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispan... ... read more
I'm now working here in Haiti with an organization that I started volunteering with called SOIL - Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (http://www.oursoil.org). SOIL works to empower the community on dealing with sanitation issues from a holistic perspective. Traditional sanitation systems are not only scarce, but a challenge here as water and piping infrastructure barely exist. We have dry toilets set up in various communities and camps from the earthquake, and collect the toilet material to process at a composting site. The diverted urine is diluted and used to fertilize gardens and th... full info