Hello everyone! Thanks to a very productive assessment trip by Mike, Suraj and Garrison, a discussion with our advisor Professor Chandran, and hard work from our team members, our project is really being propelled in a good direction!
We are in the running for PBS's Planet Forward program in which some of the best ideas on energy innovation will be aired. The above link is our page on the Planet Forward website, and in order to get on the show, we need your help! Go to the page, watch the video, and scroll down and click "viable" if you think our idea is viable ("Will this idea actually work? Is this a scalable, cost-effective solution to solving our climate and energy problems?").
If we have enough viability votes, we'll be selected as a nominee, and then the world can start voting for our video to be on TV. Nomination ends this Friday, and then voting will begin after that.
Voting and national television aside, this idea really can make an impact in developing communities... so check out or video and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
What: Implementation of Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) latrine, and preliminary assessment of potential new project sites Who: Anna Libey, Wing-Sum Law, David Brown, Adam Atia, Alexi Remnek, Becca Stussman, Leerang Yang, Christine Djan
When: August 2015
What: Monitoring of source-separating latrines and water system and preliminary assessment of potential new project sites Who: Caitlin Fedio, Becca Stussman, Kiersten Gourlay, Christine Liu, Steve Forbes
When: January 2015
What: Monitoring of source-separating latrines and water system and preliminary assessment of potential new project sites Who: Lucas Oliver, Christine Djan, Becca Stussman, Mary Williams, Kiersten Gourlay, Steve Forbes
When: August 2014
What: Implementation of a Gravity-Fed Water Distribution System in Obodan
Who: Mira Armstrong, Lucas Oliver, Leerang Yang, Kofi Amansie-Boateng, Christine Djan, Robert Queen, Erin Bessette-Kirton, Kelly Smolar, Martin Nolan
When: August 2013
What: Site Assessment for Water Distribution System
Who: Nnenna Okawara, Lucas Oliver, Tony Hung, Alexi Remnek
When: August 2012
What: Monitoring of source-separating latrines and Site Assessment for a water distribution system in Obodan
Who: Mike Escobar, Mira Armstrong, Kerri Sidebottom, Andrea Egan, Caitlin Fedio, Kabir Malkani, Steve Forbes
When: May 2012
What: Implementation of Source-Separating Latrines in Obodan, Akwuakupom, Anoff, Alatta and Kwasi Doi
Who: Suraj Cheema, Eric Chen, Anjali Bains, Mike Escobar, Mira Armstrong, Ben Aguilar, Marta D'Alessandro
When: July/August 2011
What: Site Assessment for source-separating latrines and Monitoring of pilot latrine
Who: Suraj Cheema, Garrison Turner, Mike Escobar
When: January 2011
What: Construction of Pilot Source-Separating Latrine