A Villa on the Road

June 15th, 2009

The biodiesel-powered, eco-toilet serving Wander Bus

Justin Fisher of Panda Paddles installed a Villa 12-volt in his biodiesel-powered bus. 

He and his partner drove the bus across the United States, using the Villa as their only toilet on the road. 

Justin spent the winter on the bus and reports that everything froze in the bus but the toilet!

Read about it here.

Pee On Earth Day is June 21!

June 1st, 2009

PeeOnEarth copy Pee on Earth Day is June 21 (and Dec. 21 in the eastern hemisphere). 

(Ecovita’s Carol Steinfeld was interviewed by Dublin’s News Talk radio show!)

Wherever you are, this is a day to put your urine back into the earth to recycle water and nutrients. 
Nourish plants with your urine’s nitrogen and phosphorus. 
Skip using drinking water for flushing!
PEECYCLE either directly or by depositing your contribution in a container you take outside and apply to:
— Fluffy soil, bark mulch or forest floor (not pavement) 
— Your composter or compost pile (makes brown leaves and woodchips compost faster)
— Or, diluted it with 9 parts water to 1 part urine, around plant roots

Dilute and distribute: Lots of urine deposited in one spot on your lawn can result in nitrogen burn,

(And, yes, we’ll have the bumper sticker available soon!)