Sanitation Too Often Overlooked in Developing Nations


Check out today’s New Jersey Star-Ledger to read Nourishing the Planet’s newest op-ed. We highlight innovative organizations and individuals that are working to improve conditions created by human waste contamination – especially in crowded cities. Products like the Peepoo bag and Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)’s dry toilets have the potential to help the one billion people living in the slums of Africa, Asia, and Latin America gain the access to sanitation they deserve.

To read more about organizations working to improve sanitation and hygiene see: Innovation of the Week: Providing an Agricultural Answer to Nature’s Call.

Bernard Pollack
Bernard Pollack, an expert on local labor movements and communications, is currently traveling across the continent of Africa with his partner Danielle Nierenberg, meeting with farmers, community organizers, labor activists/leaders, non-governmental organization (NGOs), the funding and donor communities, and others.

His travel writing from Africa has recently been featured in the Montreal Gazette, the NC News Observer, the Omaha World-Herald, and the Des Moines Register.

He holds an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University School of Political Management and a B.A. from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
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