Bay Area Benefit for the Hikers! Feb.28th

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Feb 10, 2010, 11:25:37 PM2/10/10
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Come learn about ecological sanitation projects around the world-AND
support the effort to raise legal funds for Sarah, Shane, and Josh.

Ecological Sanitation - waterless toilets and urine harvesting - can
save water, protect the environment, and create free fertilizer around
the world. Learn the "how and why" of composting toilets and urine
reuse, see projects from Mexico, China, Sweden, Zimbabwe, and the Bay
Area. Share your composting toilet and urine reuse experiences and
learn from others.

When: February 28th, 7:30-9:00 pm.
Where: Common Circle Education 2130 Center St (near downtown Berkeley
BART station)
Cost: $5-$20 sliding scale*

The presenter, Laura Allen, has visited ecological sanitation
projects in the U.S., Mexico, and El Salvador, and researched other
projects around the world. She has had a composting toilet and urine
harvesting system in her home for the past six years. As a founding
member of Greywater Action, she leads hands-on workshops about
sustainable water systems.

*This is a benefit event for "Free the Hikers," three Americans who
have been detained in Iran for the past six months. One of the hikers,
Sarah Shourd, is a close friend of Laura's and they traveled
throughout Mexico to conduct interviews with ecological sanitation
experts when Laura was performing research for the book "Dam Nation:
Dispatches of the Water Underground." All proceeds from this event
will support the legal fees and travel costs for the families of the
three hikers. To learn more visit:

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