Mathew Talking Toilets at Tedx March 23

Tedx Concordia in Portland is already sold out, but you can watch Mathew’s startling talk online.  It’s gonna be a good one.

Cloacina Goddess of the Posters!

And we didn’t even make them!

Our friend Robby let us know that we finally have competition in our niche market of posters about sewers.


A Rough History of Sanitation in the West

Check out our guest post on PHLUSH’s blog.  We jammed packed it full of citations and resources for those getting ready for the Toilet Hackathon happening this weekend.

The Companion is a part of the official portland emergency plan

The Sewer Catastrophe Companion is now a part of the official Portland emergency plan!  This is all thanks to the great work of PHLUSH.

Our Sewer Catastrophe Companion was featured several months back on the excellent Discard Studies blog. Max Liboiron does excellent writing on waste, reminding people what it’s really about:

Talking at Curiosity Club Tomorrow

We’re speaking at the Next Meeting of the Hand Eye Supply’s Curiosity Club

Tuesday August 7th 6:00 PM
Mathew Lippincott + Molly Danielsson:
MDML “Designing in a Cultural Blind Spot: Restrooms, Ergonomics, and the Environment. ”

Bathrooms are not designed in vacuums. Often they’re designed by people wearing pants. Join us for an exploration of the interrelated cultural and social issues at play in designing the components of restrooms and the treatment of excrement.

Composting Difficult Things

Cornell’s Waste Management Institute has a great guide for composting dead cows and diseased animals. For some reason I find myself recommending this guide quite often as a response to questions after we talk. It has some hilarious, but very practical diagrams to follow.

Natural Rendering

Our New Website:

Our Upcoming Events

Ecological Solutions to Human Poolutions: An evening with Nancy Klehm and Cloacina Project Village Building Convergence

Monday, May 28th @  St. David of Wales Church 2800 SE Harrison

6:30- Molly Danielsson and Mathew Lippincott

Molly and Mat will examine why conventional bathrooms
are disgusting and hazardous to both you and the environment. We will share our vision and prototypes for bathrooms that won’t kill you or your groundwater. This is aa great opportunity to see the toilets, sinks and urinals of the future. An example of one of our bathrooms will be on display for viewing and discussion.

What to do with Pee and Poop in an Emergency Resilience PDX

@ King Elementary  near Wygant & NE 7th Ave 2pm

Saturday, June 2nd

If the pipes break, it can take anywhere from a month to a year to completely restore the underground piped infrastructure and treatment system. We recommend containerized collection of human waste in dry bucket toilets that are managed in aerobic compost piles or contained in curbside bins for collection at the household or block level. In rural areas where space is available and soils allow, latrines and trenches can be dug. But if it’s too dense for septic tanks it’s too dense for unlined pit latrines. Many of the cities in the Northwest, like Portland are based in clay soils in areas with high water tables.

But what does it look like to contain and treat your waste for a year? Mathew Lipponcott and Molly Danielsson of The Cloacina Project & PHLUSH will share brilliantly simple and effective ideas to assure safe and hygienic sanitation after a disaster. These plans can be used in your apartment or home, for an entire building, or a business location. Make sure to check out our 24 page illustrated guide on emergency sanitation entitled a Sewer Catastrophe Companion.

Recode Ecological Sanitation Tour
@DEQ offices in Pendleton & Hermiston and public presentations in Hood River and Pendleton. June 4-5th

Help WTF talk shit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Shawn Shafner’s one man show called ‘EAT SHIT:How our waste can save the world’ has been accepted to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I am thrilled that the discussion of how to get the discussion going about using our shit to nourish ourselves is getting center stage.

They’re crowdfunding their expenses and it’s a great cause to support. Check it out.

Emergency Sanitation Workshop This Saturday

We'll be doing a 45 minute workshop on Saturday June 2nd @ 2pm at King Elementary School as part of Resilience
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