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In June of this year, SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) won the new UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) ‘Land for Life Award‘ and received $40,000 to support their excellent practical educational work in biologically based sanitation — aka: composting toilets.

Watch the video to hear our good friend John D. Liu of the EEMP tell us all about it.

I’m sure you will all want to join me in congratulating the SOIL team for this fantastic achievement, and in thanking them for their life- and ecology-enhancing efforts. These simple permaculture solutions cost far less and are far more effective than the industrialised world’s high cost approaches (high cost in both economic and ecological terms) and bring important net benefits in soil rehabilitation, phosphorus and other nutrient cycling and food security.

Update: See longer, updated video here.

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One Response to “SOIL Wins Land for Life Award for Composting Toilet Aid Work in Haiti”

  1. D Graves

    I first saw this great work on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agaK82_hJ0 – how sad is it that it only got 400 odd views as of today?!

    This system should be implemented in every village, town, city where there is a waste resource such bagass, rice husks, sawdust, etc etc to create soil and take waste and make it into a desirable resource.

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