Watch FLUSH for World Toilet Day.

Today is World Toilet Day, a call to action to create a world where everyone has a safe place to poop. There are 2.5 billion people in the world who don’t have access to proper sanitation, aka toilets. This isn’t just an inconvenience; for millions of people it’s actually deadly. Diarrhea is the leading cause of death for children in developing countries. Your #DailyRevolution is to watch the documentary FLUSH - to better understand this complicated, but rarely talked about challenge.

The UN Generally Assembly launched World Toilet Day in 2013 to declare safe drinking water and sanitation as basic human rights, necessary for creating healthy communities.  When people don’t have access to safe, effective sanitation systems, human waste gets out, contaminating clean water sources, and spreading deadly diseases. This is especially devastating in countries and communities where there is limited access to clean water and health care. The diarrheal disease that results from poor sanitation is the second leading killer for children under five.

In honor of World Toilet Day, The Poop Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring access to sustainable, healthy sanitation services for all, is making the short film FLUSH available online for free.  From Director Karina Mangu-Ward, FLUSH follows one flush from beginning to end and tells the story of how we deal (or don’t deal) with bodily waste in America today.

There are two steps to access:

  1. Join their Sh*T list. Sign up for their email list and they will send you a password to access the film for free. (You can always unsubscribe later!)

  2. Get Flushed! Enter the password and watch FLUSH today. You only have until this Tuesday (11/21) to get access, so don’t waste any time. (See what we did there? ;) ).

New Yorkers: There is a local screening of FLUSH this afternoon at Caveat, complete with a Tinkle Power Happy Hour, and a panel with the film’s creators. Purchase tickets here, and for only $13 you can have a positively poop-filled day.

 
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