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Squat v. Sit

September
23
2011
 Jonathan Isbit demonstrates his Nature’s Platform device. Courtesy of Andrea Wenzel.

Audio Extra
"Ecological sanitation" is still a relatively new concept in the U.S. In Oakland, CA., water conservation activists have made it their mission to modernize plumbing code. They want to make water-saving appliances, like composting toilets and grey water systems, easier for Americans to adopt. Reporter Mwende Hahesy visits Greywater Action's Laura Allen.

Self-proclaimed ‘squat evangelist’ Jonathan Isbit explains why he thinks the Western-style toilet is an ergonomic nightmare and why he’s decided to make it his life’s work to share the health benefits of squatting.

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Compost toilets in Oakland

“Ecological sanitation” is still a relatively new concept in the U.S. In Oakland, CA, water conservation activists have made it their mission to modernize plumbing code. They want to make water saving appliances, like composting toilets and grey water systems, easier for Americans to adopt. Reporter Mwende Hahesy visits Greywater Action’s Laura Allen.            

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