Mar
17

Toilets Take a Stand for World Water Day in Washington, DC on March 23rd

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Toilets will take a stand on the steps of our nation’s Capitol to draw attention to the lack of access to clean water.

American Standard water saving  toilets will be used to stage the  World’s Longest Toilet Queue in the park between Union Square and Capitol Hill on Tuesday March 23.

It’s a funny visual for a deadly serious issue:  Lack of access to fresh clean water.  The world’s largest environmental health crisis, poor sanitation  kills 4,500 children every day.  Read more at American Standard.

Submit your name and contact information to be considered for World Water Day Capitol Hill visits.

Download more information about the World’s Longest Toilet Queue in Washington D.C.

Google Maps to to World’s Longest Toilet Queue in Washington D.C. on March 23, 1 pm.

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1 Comments

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Hello Professor Toilet:

I’m the producer of the documentary “The World’s Toilet Crisis” — airing on Current TV this Wednesday. I’ve been following your blog and thought it might interest you.

It’s a documentary for all of us who use toilets and take them for granted !

But let’s not forget the 2.6 billion of us — 40% of the world’s population — who don’t use toilets and defecate anywhere we can — in streets, open fields, river banks and, most dangerously, in the very water we drink. As a result of open defecation, 2 million people — including 1.5 million children — die from complications of chronic diarrhea every year.

There’s no shortage of attention to the water crisis, but to be blunt, the real reason the water’s dirty is because there’s shit in the water.

So, on this week’s episode of Vanguard, we tackle the toilet crisis. We travel to India, Singapore and Indonesia to understand why people don’t use toilets and what’s being done to solve this silent (but deadly) epidemic.

Here’s the trailer:
http://current.com/shows/vanguard/92471289_how-to-solve-the-worlds-toilet-crisis.htm

“The World’s Toilet Crisis” airs on Current TV (http://current.com/vanguard) this Wednesday, June 9 at 10/9c (and at 10 p.m. pst).

Current TV channels by cable provider:
Time Warner (103 or 142)
Comcast (107 or 125)
Direct TV (358)
Verizon FiOS (192)
Dish (196)

You can also catch it the following day on Hulu — http://hulu.com/vanguard

Or, download it from iTunes — http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vanguard/id290804690

If you watch it, I’d recommend NOT sitting down in front of the tube with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a warm glass of milk. Actually, I’d suggest not eating while watching (period).

All the best,
Lisa

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