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.