Some time ago, I asked whether peeing in public was green. With issues ranging from nasty smells to social disapproval, it's clear that the appropriateness of peeing in public is a far from cut-and-dry matter. We
Hold the Potty jokes. Every November 19 is World Toilet Day, designed "to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world's population) who don't have
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Dual-flush toilets have always been popular here on TreeHugger. After all, it seems insane to use the same amount of drinking water to flush your number ones as your number twos. (It actually seems insane to use
Sami and I have been preoccupied with pee for a long time, wondering why we don't have urinals in our homes. After all, they use a lot less water than a toilet and are probably more sanitary as it is harder to miss.
Ever feel like you live in a parallel universe? From the selective flush, to the slightly less controversial shared flush, I thought I had covered all the options for alternative toilet flushing methodologies. Heck, I've even
A growing number of environmentalists are re-envisioning 'disaster relief' as something that can provide hope for the future, not just a hot meal and somewhere to sleep. Their tool of choice? Permaculture.
Everybody poops. And everybody pees. And because dealing with that poop and pee is often a resource intensive and polluting business, it falls on us all to figure out new ways to handle human waste. From the difference between male and female pee on
A pilot program is being tested in one of the poorest slums of Port-au-Prince, the capital city of the poorest nation in the Americas, Haiti. In a place where the availability of basic resources is limited and sanitary conditions are appalling, the
From the shared flush to the selective flush to the superiority of male pee in compost, I was told by one commenter that my apparent obsession with urine was "a little creepy." But to paraphrase the famous book, everybody pees,
We have been showing toilets with sinks built into the lids of the tanks for years, including home-made and aftermarket plastic versions. Now Caroma gives us a dual flush toilet that they claim will save a family of four 30,000 gallons of water per
For LifeEdited, Graham describes his needs in the bathroom:
The apartment needs to have a toilet, a sink, a shower, and perhaps a steam room. The setup should look great, be space efficient, conserve water and energy, and have low embodied energy. Must
Despite being one of the smaller rooms in most homes, the modern bathroom serves many purposes. It's a sanctuary, a room for pampering, and where we clean ourselves, but it's also where myriad household
Winter is inching inexorably closer for our Northern Hemisphere readers, and for a few hardy souls (skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and alpinists) this will bring with it the excitement of days and nights spent in the snowy backcountry. The wilderness
Only last weekend I was musing on infant potty training and elimination communication (EC) - wondering whether it's really possible to go diaper-free if you're a working parent. (For more scoop on EC, check out