MORE TOILETS IN THE NEWS
to Headline Outhouses
Starting with a non-traditional topic for a genealogy conference, the Maine Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be held on Saturday, September 25 2010, at the Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center in Northport, Maine. A great resort on the waterfront and the genealogy conference is being held during the foliage season, a great time to visit Maine's rockbound coast. The title of the keynote address is "Maine Outhouses I Have Known and Loved". Yes, you read that right. THOSE outhouses. Dick Eastman the keynote speaker is a pioneer in computerized genealogy and publishes Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, a free daily genealogy newsletter.
TIME Magazine's Toilet Tales
A Brief History of Toilets,
By Claire Suddath, 19 Nov 2009
Heroes of the Environment 2009
By MRIDU KHULLAR / NEW DELHI Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2009
Is It Time to Kill Off the Flush Toilet?,
By Don Duncan / Macau, 6 Nov 2008
Toilet Tales: Inside the World of Waste,
By Bryan Walsh Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
Fighting for the Right to Flush
by By Ceri Au, 31 Jul 2007
According to the Times-Georgian of Carrollton, GA the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority (WSA) has received $300,000 in federal stimulus money to continue its already popular rebate program for water efficient toilets. Under the terms of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for green projects, up to 60 percent of the loan principal will be forgiven. WSA will pay 3 percent interest on the loan portion.
"No Toilet, No Bride"
"If India wants to be a superpower, first we need toilets," says Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak , the founder of Sulabh International. Many young women in India are refusing to marry unless the suitor furnishes their future home with a bathroom. According to Pathak, the "'No Toilet, No Bride" program is a bloodless coup. Since the program began two years ago, 1.4 million toilets have been built in the state of Haryana. About half the population of India lack toilets in their homes.
... By Emily Wax; Washington Post Foreign Service; Monday, October 12, 2009