Archive for Toilets
Everyone deserves a safe place to “go”.
Did you know that the advent of the toilet has saved more lives than any other invention in history? That’s right – more than seat belts, vaccinations or any medical device, modern sanitation has improved women’s equality, living conditions, health and even economies!
Last year, we awarded Williamsburg Elementary School in Williamsburg, Ohio with 10 brand new toilets to replace their outdated facilities which hadn’t been changed in decades! We also awarded organizations like the Family Bridge Homeless Shelter, Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity, and the Natchez Festival of Music with new, water-efficient toilets and funds towards the installation.
EDIT: We have a winner! Congratulations to Our House Residential Job Training Program for Youth in Brookeville, Maryland which received multiple nominations and captivated our panel of Judges with their moving mission to equip abandoned, abused, homeless, and orphaned teenage boys with carpentry skills, workforce readiness, and GED preparation. Here are their nominations!
Congratulations! Our House will be receiving 7 toilets and 3 urinals for their new training center, along with $2,000 USD from American Standard to use towards installation. Thank you to all who submitted a nomination to this year’s contest and shared your passion for providing a deserving organization or individual with new toilets.
This year, we’re once again making an ode to the commode by awarding a deserving organization or individual with Thank You Toilets & $200 USD per toilet (to be used towards installation) for their home, school or other facility. The winner will be announced on World Toilet Day, November 19th!
How can you make a nomination?
From now until November 14th, 2014, nominate one deserving group or individual to receive a toilet or toilets (up to 10) of their choice from American Standard by uploading a photo of their current bathroom facilities to Instagram. Be sure to include the following caption (in 50 words or less):
- How the nominee has had a positive impact on others on a personal/community level;
- Why the nominee would benefit from and is deserving of receiving up to a maximum of 10 new toilets (i.e. outdated facilities which need renovating, etc.)
Don’t forget to include the hashtag “#ThankYouToiletContest” and tag American Standard at “@American_Standard” in your caption to make it official! Don’t have an Instagram account? You can still enter by sending us your photo and caption to email@example.com. (see official rules for more details)
A panel of judges from American Standard will evaluate each submission using the criteria listed above. The winning organization, group or individual will be announced on World Toilet Day, November 19th, 2014! No purchase is necessary. This contest is open to legal residents of the (50) United States ,the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years of age or older. Official rules after the jump.
Everyone deserves the dignity of a working toilet.
Did you know that the advent of the toilet has saved more lives than any other invention in history? That’s right – more than seat belts, vaccinations or any medical device, modern sanitation has bolstered better living conditions, better health and even better economies! This year, we’re making an ode to the commode by awarding a deserving organization or individual with up to ten (10) Thank You Toilets for their home, school or other facility and $200 USD towards the cost of installation per donated toilet. The winner will be announced on the newly United Nations recognized holiday World Toilet Day, November 19th!
How does Thank You Toilet Work?
From now until October 30th, 2013, nominate one deserving group or individual to receive a toilet or toilets of their choice from American Standard by sending us their story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following (in 500 words or less):
- Why you believe this group or individual is deserving of the toilet(s) – have they made profound impact on a personal or community level?
- How they will benefit from the Thank You Toilet(s)
- (Optional) Any pictures of depicting the current state of the facility, at least 200×200 pixels
- Contact information (Name, Phone Number and Address) for both nominee and entrant
A panel of judges from American Standard will evaluate each submission using the criteria listed above. The winning organization, group or individual will be announced on World Toilet Day, November 19th! No purchase is necessary. This contest is open to legal residents of the (50) United States ,the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years of age or older. Official rules after the jump.
UPDATE November 19th, 2013: Congratulations to Williamsburg Elementary School in Williamsburg, Ohio for being selected as this year’s Thank You Toilet winner! The elementary school, which currently uses fixtures that are original to the building, will benefit from new water-efficient models! Thank you to all of the nominators for submitting your nominations. Happy World Toilet Day!
He spends his free time volunteering at the soup kitchen, soothes scraped knees and coaches the local soccer league…
Here’s to the Champion dads that stand up for what they believe in; whether champions at home, in the community or at work, we want to hear what YOUR Champion dad does. Nominate your dad by telling us his story for a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!
Water-Conserving Reliability with the Champion PRO Toilet
With water-efficient flush rates of 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF) and 1.6 GPF, the Champion PRO Toilet offers not only superior flushing power for dad, but will also save water with every flush. All 1.28 GPF Champion toilets are WaterSense® certified so his “throne” is beautiful, powerful and earth-friendly.
Give dad another reason to be a superhero; for every Champion toilet you buy, American Standard will donate one Sanitary Toilet Pan for distribution in a developing country, helping saving thousands of lives through better sanitation. Learn more at FlushForGood.com
How to Enter
To enter to win a $100 American Express gift card, leave a comment answering the question “Why is your dad a Champion?”
Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry on Monday June 24th, 2013 as the winner, so hurry and enter before June 21st, 5PM ET. No purchase is necessary to enter. This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec) residents. Good Luck!
Be a Champion today and help save lives by visiting FlushForGood.com
Update: Congratulations to Athena F. and her Champion Dad!
Did you ever think a flush could be so powerful that it’s felt in other countries? This year, American Standard is launching a campaign to raise awareness of how plumbers protect the health of the world. Deploying the same engineering know-how that led to the breakthrough Champion flushing system, the research and development team at American Standard created a new sanitary toilet pan to help solve a health crisis where plumbing infrastructure doesn’t exist.
A small plastic sanitary toilet pan designed to be connected to a simple latrine pit provides a tight seal to keep out flies and prevent dangerous cross-contamination. These sanitary toilet pans are designed to be affordable, easy to maintain and simple to use. See the sanitary toilet pan in action here.
For every Champion toilet sold in 2013, American Standard is donating a sanitary toilet pan to a developing country. Why champion a cause that is half a world away? The bathroom and kitchen symbolize the most fundamental aspects of the human condition. Our bodies bring nourishment in and expel waste out. When we look at the bathroom, we look at the core of who we are, at our deepest roots – it’s the one thing all humans share.
It’s also the story of why plumbers are so important. Be a champion to the world in 2013, and help us provide solutions to a global health crisis.
Do you know how much water you consume on a daily basis? Every drop of water you use can have a deep impact on the water supply of your community and region! This week, Professor Toilet will be quizzing our fans on the impact of water (and the lack thereof) locally, regionally and statewide. Do you have what it takes to earn a Ph. D. in water savings? Join the conversation on the American Standard Facebook page. See the cheatsheet infographic below to quickly find out how you and your family can make a significant difference in water usage through WaterSense Certified faucets and toilets!
Today, November 19th, 2012, marks World Toilet Day – a day celebrated annually that is dedicated to breaking the taboo around the toilet discussion and spreading awareness of issues surrounding waste management on a global scale.
So why should you give a $h!t? Imagine life without a toilet or sewage system. Imagine having to defecate in the open. While this is nearly unthinkable for those of us living in the developed world, this is an unfortunate reality for the 2.5 billion people in the world who lack access to a clean toilet and the 1.1 billion that practice open defecation. Why does this matter? Illness and disease that are spread through human waste is the second largest killer amongst children living in developing countries; that’s more than HIV/AIDS, measles and malaria combined or 1 death every 20 seconds!
How can you help? The World Toilet Organization, the group that organizes World Toilet Day, offers several suggestions on how you can get involved including signing the Keep Your Promises Petition and contacting your local media to get involved in the discussion. Learn more ways to get involved here.
Learn how American Standard has teamed up with the Gates Foundation earlier this year to make the world better one toilet at a time by developing a new, low-cost yet efficient, toilet system that was exhibited at the 2012 Reinvent the Toilet Fair.
Follow the conversation; Follow @WorldToiletDay and #IGiveaShit via Twitter today!
Professor Toilet and the American Standard Team will be at the Orgill 2012 Fall Dealer Market at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas from August 16-18, 2012. Come visit us at booth #637 to view some of our latest products including the:
- Champion® 4 Right Height® Elongated Toilet
- Cadet® 3 Tall Height Elongated Toilet
- Jocelyn Bathroom Faucet
- McKenzie Kitchen Faucet
Click here to visit our sign-up page and receive the latest updates about new products and promotions straight to your inbox! You’ll be automatically entered to win our Cadet 3 Right Height Elongated Toilet.
Are you up for this PRO sized challenge?
Since its introduction, The PRO™ Series has received a tremendous response from homeowners that were frustrated with their older, clog-prone and water inefficient toilets. The PRO Series is American Standard’s latest line of toilets that combines the powerful flushing systems of the popular Champion and Cadet toilets while using a WaterSense® Certified (pending) water saving flush. While the switch to the PRO line may be a no brainer, we want to test your PRO knowledge for the chance to win your very own! Read more for details…
Edit (8/8/12) : Congratulations to David Paige and Brian Necessary who will both be receiving a brand new PRO Toilet and retiring their plungers! Thank you to all of our participants in the PRO Talk and Test your PRO Knowledge challenge.
Sometimes it’s called a man cave, a man space or even a mantuary; it’s a place to unwind, indulge in a favorite hobby, play pool or gather with friends to watch the game. In honor of Dad this Father’s Day, we’ve put together some ideas for the ultimate man cave with cues from some of our favorite TV shows. Can you spot the American Standard products we snuck in?
How To Enter:
Does your Dad have a special space where he goes to get away from it all? For father’s day this year, Professor Toilet is giving away your choice of one of our powerful new Champion PRO or Cadet PRO Toilets or a Decorum Urinal to outfit your dad’s space. Just tell us what your dad’s ultimate man cave would be and why you think he’s deserving of a new toilet or urinal. Professor Toilet and his team will pick their favorite response on Sunday, July 1st, 2012 and announce the winner on July 2nd, so submit your entry today. Happy Father’s Day!
Edit: Congratulations to Gerald McCarty whose hilarious poem, “An Ode to Dad”, made us laugh. Gerald’s father must’ve had a huge part in instilling a sense of humor to his children! Read the winning comment below:
An Ode to Dad.
My Dad is an endearing guy, but I fear his water bill is way too high.
His toilet flushes way too much and the old porcelain is unpleasant to the eye.
A new American Standard toilet would be such a great big rush,
And the lower water bills would be a bonus reminded with every flush.
My dear father just turned eighty eight
and a new toilet for him would really be great.
If he wins I could not be prouder
but for his merits I’ll just have to scream louder.
Thank you to everyone who entered our “Ultimate Man Cave” Giveaway! Stay tuned with us as we introduce new givaways and more all summer long!
Demands for global change this Earth Day, taking place this year on Sunday April 22nd, starts with small actions that create a bigger picture of worldwide conservation. For example, did you know that a leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day? Or that an average 8 minute shower can use up to 24 gallons of water? Detecting and fixing leaks and replacing older faucets with newer models that are Water Efficient or Watersense® Certified can save you hundreds of dollars a year! That’s money we think can be better spent elsewhere (think down payment on a new, fuel-efficient car).
Together, we can make a world of difference. See what Water Saving Rebates you qualify for and calculate your water savings with our interactive water savings calculator to estimate how much green you can save by going green.
Join us in Pledging for a Greener World, You Could Win a Toilet, Faucet or a Showerhead!
Take the challenge with us and Pledge for a Greener World at American Standard’s Facebook, Twitter and right here on the Professor Toilet Blog – you could win one of the Cadet Décor Toilet, Williamsburg Faucet or FloWise® Showerhead! Each time you pledge by tagging yourself on our pledge photo or share with your friends through Facebook, you increase your chance to win one of these water-efficient products so share and post your tips away!
In the NYC area? Join us for a live demonstration of the a Cadet Toilet‘s amazing flushing capabilities on 43rd Street and Broadway as we flush down golf balls and more at Earth Day New York in Times Square on April 20th. Take your picture with Professor Toilet, join us for some fun games and win some giveaways at the day-long event. Who knows? Maybe you will end up the star of our next video!
To enter for our Toilet, Faucet or Shower head drawing, pledge with your top water saving tip as a comment until April 27 5pm EST. To increase your chance to win, pledge via Facebook for additional entries! Only three entries will be picked randomly. First picked name will receive the toilet, second picked name will receive the faucet and last picked name will receive the shower head.