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Out in the Open: A Playful Art Installation for World Toilet Day

Seeking to raise awareness about the plight of 2.5 billion people without access to clean, private toilets, my mobile shower and toilet service for the homeless, San Francisco-based nonprofit Lava Mae, is mounting a public art installation entitled C’mon Give a Sh_t!.

"Comfurt" by Ana Teresa Fernandez. Donations go to the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

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Talk Sh*t With Water.org on World Toilet Day

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? If you are like most people, you probably check your phone and then make your...

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? If you are like most people, you probably check your phone and then make your way to the bathroom. Now imagine if you woke up without a toilet in your home. Pulling on your clothes, you make your way outside to find a place to “go,” which is likely to be in a field or an improvised solution like a hanging latrine. This is the reality for more than 2.5 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation, and we’re talking about today, in 2012.

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The Silicon Valley of Shit: Nairobi Is Ground Zero for Sanitation Innovation

Social entrepreneurs have flocked to Nairobi to profit from peoples’ excrement.

A Sanergy toilet in Nairobi. See more pictures of toilet technology in Kenya.

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