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June 2005 Archives

Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Buzz Word

Canada Day

Posted by Scott

The Envirolet® customer service dept. will be closed for Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1! Sorry for any inconvenience.



Monday, June 27, 2005
Composting Toilets

BLOOLOO the Pool Side Toilet

Posted by Scott

Do you have a swimming pool?

Is there a trail of water in your house from swimmers running in to use the bathroom while still soaking wet!?

BLOOLOO by Sancor is the answer! BLOOLOO is the pool side toilet for your pool cabana or change room. Now you can keep the swimmers outside!

BLOOLOO is waterless, all-in-one and is environment-friendly. BLOOLOO uses Envirolet® technology to reduce & recycle waste into a clean, dry compost material. For normal summer swimming season, BLOOLOO will only have to be emptied once per season.

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BLOOLOO will officially be out soon, but you can get a sneak peek with these images below.

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BLOOLOO in the cabana

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BLOOLOO in the cabana


Look for it soon! Of course, BLOOLOO is available in a cool blue colour!



Friday, June 24, 2005
Testimonials

"The Rabbit"

Posted by Scott

A customer in Louisiana sent us some nice pictures of his Envirolet® MS10 installation.

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He told us that he is a very satisfied customer and that the visitors to the cabin (where the MS10 is) range from children to some “very old people” and everyone is very happy with the system.

This is no ordinary cabin. It is amazing looking. Great design. And check out the view!

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He also emailed us the (extremely humourous) instructions he made and posted in the bathroom for guests! They call their Envirolet the Rabbit.

“Attached is a .doc file of the instructions we have on the unit for our visitors. We have not had to make any revisions since installation in 12/02, so apparently our directions have been clear enough.

Also attached are a few pictures of the building and a plan, showing where we parked the Rabbit.

[When I first read this I thought they were referring to their Airstream trailer as the Rabbit because of the parking reference!]

If you have any problems with the files, let me know.”

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You can see the instructions on the Envirolet® in the picture above. Read them below:


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The Rabbit

The ergonomically efficient plastic box before you (“the Rabbit” to friends and users) is an indoor outhouse.

Directions (the Eight Step Method):

1. Relax…Lock the door… Don’t mess with the fan switches… Let anxiety slip away…
2. Move the grey lid¤ (either way) with the lever located off to the right (VERY IMPORTANT) and inspect the dungheap¥ (chaos).
3. Do whatever business and contribute to the ecosystem.
4. Use the really thin tissue for personal hygiene and grey bowl clean-up (antibacterial soap is close-by at the sink)
5. Inspect the dungheap (still chaos, even for royalty and the anointed)
6. FEED THE RABBIT with about ¼ cup of peat moss from the spiffy galvanized can (1/4 cup will not cover much)
7. Replace the grey lid over the dungheap (VERY IMPORTANT)
8. Relax—guilt-free… Don’t mess with the fan switches… Let anxiety drift away… Unlock the door…Rejoin civilization.

Frequently asked questions:
What can go wrong?
Not much. The Rabbit is an indoor outhouse with one moving part. Just be alert to the grey lid.

The Proprietors.

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¤ The grey lid is what we call the Trap.
¥ We would probably use a different word, but oh well!


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The View

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Peeking around the corner


Please send your Envirolet® photos and stories to buzz@enviroletbuzz.com!



Monday, June 20, 2005
Envirolet

Learn in Your Language

Posted by Scott

Want to learn about Envirolet® Composting Toilets in something other than English*?

You can also learn about Envirolet® in
Dansk
Deutsch
Españsol
Français
Norsk
Polski
Suomi
Svenska

*Look for a multi-language Buzz one day!



Monday, June 20, 2005
Envirolet

Envirolet® in Europe

Posted by Scott

Just a reminder that if you are in Europe you can still our your Envirolet® System factory direct on the Envirolet Europe web site! European orders ship factory direct from Canada to your front door.

And, right now you Save €100 and get Free Shipping to most countries in Europe when you buy an Envirolet® System. The shipping discount is worth more than €200-350 (minimum) to most locations!



Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Envirolet

Summer Sale on Now!

Posted by Scott

Check out the special Summer Sale taking place now on the Envirolet® US and Canadian web sites! Get your Envirolet® for the summer cottage and cabin season.

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Monday, June 13, 2005
Cool

Another Ban The Flush! on Threadless.com

Posted by Scott

A unique and new Ban The Flush! t-shirt design has been accepted to Threadless.com for voting!

If it gets enough votes, it will be printed and sold on Threadless.com. So go and vote! And check out the Threadless site, there is some cool stuff on it.

My Threadless.com Submission



Sunday, June 12, 2005
Composting Toilets

New Ban The Flush! T-Shirt

Posted by Scott

A new Ban The Flush! T-shirt is now available! And this one has Envirolet® on it too!

The front features the Envirolet® trademark in a nice script font with a blue illustration of an Envirolet Waterless System. The back features the slogan Ban The Flush! - Use a Composting Toilet! The shirt is made by American Apparel in 100% organic cotton. American Apparel shirts are made sweatshop free in the USA.

Look cool and promote composting toilets this summer! And, if you buy one and send us a picture of you wearing it, we will give you the cost of the shirt back in credit on any Envirolet® web site! Email your pictures to buzz@enviroletbuzz.com!

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Back



Thursday, June 9, 2005
Installations

Nine Mile Basic School

Posted by Scott

Nine Mile Basic School, in Jamaica, caters to up to 55 children, from ages 3 to 6.

The original building was setup with a few concrete blocks. It had a dirt floor and no roof, and the origintal structure was 15’ x 25’ 6” (i.e. 382.5 sf). The School is located at the end of the main road, at the entrance of the village.

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Now, Nine Mile is getting some major renovations!

Six Envirolet® Waterless Toilets have been installed at Nine Mile Basic School to replace the old ones built with breeze blocks. We hope to post some pictures of the installed Envirolet toilets soon!

Nine Mile renews faith in some of the important elements of life, with breathtaking views that absorbing the natural beauty of the tranquil Jamaican countryside, as well as the more than 200 species of flowering plants and indigenous trees.

Nine Mile, situated high in the mountains on the beautiful island of Jamaica, is a small friendly village tucked away in the parish of St. Ann. This quaint hamlet is known as the birthplace of Bob Marley.

Some pictures of the building of the Nine Mile School:

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Monday, June 6, 2005
Green Lifestyle

Introducing Ecosmith

Posted by Scott

We are slowly rolling out a new environment-friendly product area called ecosmith.

ecosmith will feature eco-nice things like non-electric mowers, composters, solar kits, and more.

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For now, you can go to ecosmith on the envirolet.com site. Soon enough, ecosmith.com will be live and ready to go!