Tan Puay Hoon of RAS is a Duck AND a Beaver !

December 7, 2009
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Tan Puay Hoon of RAS is a Duck AND a Beaver !

Although a small meeting of about about 500 participants, the World Toilet Summit is multi layered and brings together people fighting for safe, clean restrooms in industrialized cities as well scientists doing the serious thinking about the impending global sanitation crisis.  All are unified in the belief that “sanitation is dignity”. On the first...

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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

December 5, 2009
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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

In related news, PHLUSH will be serving with Clara Greed on a technical advisory committee trying to establish the Global Guideline for toilet design.   The committee is chaired by code officials from South Africa and Australia and coordinated by Jay Peters of the International Code Council.  PHLUSH will be looking especially at CPTED....

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World Toilet Organization Hall of Fame honors Clara Greed

December 5, 2009
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While there was little coverage of the role of public restrooms in urban design at the Summit, the final session honored Clara Greed Greed, who was not present due to a family illness, received a WTO Hall of Fame Award. Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning http://www.bne.uwe.ac.uk/staff/staffDetails.asp?StaffID=c-greed at the University of the West of...

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Barb Lescher presents the PHLUSH Design Principles

December 4, 2009
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Barb Lescher presents the PHLUSH Design Principles

Here in one of the cleanest cities of the world, PHLUSH Co-Founder Barbara Lescher presented Public Restroom Design for 21st Century US Cities: The PHLUSH Principles.   These design principles were passed by the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association in June 2008 after extensive discussion in the community and by the neighborhood’s the Visions Committee....

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Worrying about those worriers in the Pearl

December 3, 2009
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News from back home has gotten our attention this morning. In Pearl residents worried about ‘Portland loo’ planned for Jamison Square, The Oregonian’s James Mayer gets some good quotes. “Let me ask you this — would you want your bedroom within 40 feet of an all-night bathroom, with its potential for noise, crime and...

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Clean Shop’s Trevor Mulaudzi to speak at WTS.

December 1, 2009
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Clean Shop’s Trevor Mulaudzi to speak at WTS.

Tonight we tromped through the thick heat of the Singapore afternoon into the sparkling premises of the SunTec Center for a reception for  speakers at the World Toilet Summit.   Jack Sim, the unstoppable Founder of the World Toilet Organization, greeted us on arrival.  He introduced us to Jay Peters of the International Code...

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PHLUSH arrives in Singapore for World Toilet Summit!

December 1, 2009
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PHLUSH arrives in Singapore for World Toilet Summit!

PHLUSH C0-Founders Barb Lescher and Carol McCreary crawled off their Delta/Northwest flight in Singapore after nearly 24 hours of travel.  The trip was uneventful and our transit time in Tokyo only 30 minutes.  That was just enough time to check out Narita’s restrooms.   In addition to very nice facilities for kids and babies,...

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PHLUSH Co-Founders Bound for World Toilet Summit

November 29, 2009
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Thanks to the support of the Old Town Chinatown community and a few other friends of PHLUSH from other part of Portland, Barb Lescher and Carol McCreary are ticketed passengers on a flight to Singapore.       We will be speaking at the World Toilet Summit.    You can preview our presentations here....

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World Toilet Day celebrated globally at the grass roots

November 20, 2009
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World Toilet Day celebrated globally at the grass roots

As the sun sets on Portland, 24 hours of celebration around the world come to a close. November 19 marks World Toilet Day, an annual project of the World Toilet Organization to bring light-hearted awareness to a dead serious crisis.   Two and a half billion of our fellow humans, or 2 out of...

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Join the PHLUSH Singapore Challenge!

November 10, 2009
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Join the PHLUSH Singapore Challenge!

With inspiration from the folks at Sisters of the Road Café, we’re launching the PHLUSH Singapore Challenge.  You see, they’re passing the hat to support  PHLUSH.   Former café manager Nikki Jardin is the PHLUSH Co-Founder who suggested the name with our mission:  Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human. How about joining with colleagues at...

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Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

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