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Thinking Outside the Stall on World Toilet Day


Health & Wellness  (tags: world, hygiene, running water, toilets, health, healthcare, humans, humanrights, UnitedNations, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

Cal
- 673 days ago - ipsnews.net
When the United Nations commemorates World Toilet Day next week, there will be a lingering question in the minds of activists: how best can water and sanitation be given high priority in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the U.N.'s post



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:33 pm
The entire article just showed the incompetence of the UN, UNICEF, as well as all other government agencies connected with this. This article just rambled about the problem with a hope in 3 years?
Is the UN thinking it's being cute in having a "World Toilet Day"? It's simply pathetic.
 

Jules W. (61)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:04 pm
Ty, its no joke , sadly even in our own country. The kids in Appalachia, for an example of too many areas , who live with no toilets, running and clean water,and horrific satiation and heath concerns. Yes, Pathetic.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:19 am
Cheers
 

John S. (303)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:33 am
Noted.
 

Donnaa D. (13)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:34 am
noted, presents quite a health dilemma.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:39 am
COMPOSTABLE TOILETS!
 

Patricia N. (8)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:37 pm
What do all these agencies do with all the money that is donated to them? You would think the priority would be sanitation and a clean water source.
 

Kamakshi Ramaswamy (4)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:02 pm
Noted.
 

Lis T. (0)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 6:22 am
Noted...thank you
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:05 am
everyone deserves a clean place to go and I agree with Pam's idea of compostable toilets.....everyone also deserves clean water....
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:55 pm
Compostable toilets and biogas for waste help reduce this problem. Didn't know there was a day like this.
 

faith v. (13)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:00 am
We just had a report about teen girls who worked out how to make electricity from urine.

A while back there was news of a building for homeless people in (? Bombay? Calcutta? Delhi?) with a closed system turning human waste into energy, rendering the building autonomous.

Whole villages in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany, have got together and are producing more than their own energy needs - much to the irritation of the big energy providers, who have not only lost customers but are also obligated to purchase the surplus energy and put it in the grid.

Why isn't the UN following up on these ideas, instead of listing all their current failures?
 

Janet G. (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 1:09 pm
noted
 
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