Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare fro a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.
Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.
When I first learned about PHLUSH it was a big wake-up call to the issues we have here in the United States. Prior to this I was mostly focused on WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) issues in developing countries. PHLUSH showed me how we have a lot of work to do in our own cities and rural areas. My first big volunteer project was to help with the Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit. Check it out here!
Becoming Part of the PHLUSH Board
One of the more honorable offers I have received was an invitation to be on the founding board for PHLUSH. After 10 years of working as a citizen group in Portland Oregon, they decided to make the move to incorporate as a 501c3. The year of 2016 proved to be filled with a lot of learning, paperwork, strategic planning, and a virtual ribbon cutting on World Toilet Day. Serving on the board is a rewarding duty and I continue to look forward to the growth of PHLUSH.