So far, this year has been quite an unprecedented year on so many fronts, but this month we join the folks at SOIL who have been particularly saddened by the deepening climate crisis that is evident in the historic wildfires burning in the western US, one of the most active hurricane seasons on record for the Caribbean, record breaking temperatures across the northern hemisphere and the crumbling of Greenland’s largest ice sheet.
Our friends at SOIL understand the fragile balance between vulnerable ecosystems and human activity. They have made significant progress in quantifying the environmental impact of their technology to ensure that they are responsibly and sustainably promoting a sanitation model that mitigates harmful greenhouse gases and encourages the inclusion of vulnerable populations in the climate conversation.
Their ecological sanitation solution re-captures nutrients from waste and safely recycles them to be used once again to enrich degraded soils and nurture community food production. SOIL’s EkoLakay service and Konpos Lakay product work efficiently to reduce the carbon footprint in Haiti’s sanitation sector while providing an essential service to communities throughout the country.
As we look to the rest of the year and beyond, and the unknown environmental challenges that might be ahead – we remain incredibly encouraged by the work of the core team at SOIL and the dedicated partners around the world that are working not only improve human and environmental health in the short term, but also to build the resilience needed to buffer against the challenges we have yet to face.
Read more about SOIL and their incredible work HERE.