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Friday, April 25, 2008
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More from Envirolet at Norsk Hytteliv 2008 in Oslo

Posted by Scott

Here is a photo of the Envirolet® composting toilets display at Norsk Hytteliv 2008 in Oslo.

Envirolet at hytteliv_2008.jpg

More to come!

Thursday, April 24, 2008
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Hei fra Norge! - Hello from Norway!

Posted by Scott

Today is the first day of Norsk Hytteliv 2008 in Oslo, Norway. Norsk Hytteliv is the biggest cottage show in Scandinavia.

Watch this almost live video (filmed about 10 minutes ago)!

Lots more about the show in future posts.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Envirolet is a Holy Convenience in the UK

Posted by Scott

Churches are a popular application for Envirolet® composting toilet systems. Especially, in older churches that have no access to water. Check out this story from Country Way magazine in the UK.

Holy Convenience

It’s a case of relief all round in Wilby. No longer will parishioners sit crossed legged in St Mary’s following the installation of a unique environmentally friendly compostible toilet, a first for the diocese. Developed in the Canadian backwoods, the loo, located in its own inconspicuous wooden hut, needs no water or septic tank, only an electricity supply.

“Wilby’s showing the way. This is a very modern and responsible solution to the problem of providing toilet for a medieval building,” says Lay Elder Sheila Pipe. “It enormously expands the use the community can make of its church.” The green convenience cost about £2,500.

“We are keen to embrace modern technology into medieval buildings,” says James Halsall our DAC Secretary. “It’s a cheap option with a minimal footprint, that is removable if necessary. It makes it very much easier to grant permission for it to be installed.”

Reprinted with permission from Country Way magazine in the UK.

Download a PDF version of the article.

If you are in the UK, visit us online at envirolet.co.uk.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Cottage & Cabin

Muskoka SummerFest

Posted by Scott

Cottage Event Announcement

Muskoka SummerFest - Music, entertainment, food, green living and more.
June 27, 28 & 29, 2008
Bracebridge Fairgrounds
Bracebridge, Ontario

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Envirolet in Antarctic at E-Base 2041

Posted by Scott

Envirolet® can be installed anywhere! Now it’s in the Antarctic!

There is a great video testimonial showing two waterless Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems in use in the Antarctic at the E-Base 2041 camp. E-Base is a cool project that sent a team to the Antarctic to live on renewable and clean energy.

Envirolet® helped provide the sanitation and is described in the video as their “prized possession.” It was installed in a sturdy tent structure called the “Scott Tent.”

Watch the video now.

Video still showing Envirolet® in the bathroom tent.

More About E-Base

Following his success in removing 1,500 tons of rubbish from Antarctica and with the foresight and support of the Russian Antarctic Division, Robert Swan stood at the Bellingshausen Russian base on King George Island looking down on the beach that had been cleaned. From that moment he believed that an education station in Antarctica, where the world could see the beauty of this incredible continent, would inspire and educate people around the world about climate change and play a crucial role in promoting renewable energy, preservation and conservation for future generations.

Since 2003, Robert Swan and the 2041 team have taken over 150 people from 25 nations to Antarctica. Each year these teams have contributed to the design and construction of what would be known as the E-Base.

The E-Base serves as a model for educational, environmental and energy issues. Its purpose is to inspire a global audience to tackle the issue of climate change. It shows that if we can achieve the seemingly impossible in Antarctica, then we can all take small, achievable steps in our own backyards.

The E-Base is located at Bellingshausen Station, a Russian Antarctic station at Collins Harbor on King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, located at 62°12’S, 58°58’W.

Via E-Base web site.

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Monday, April 7, 2008
Buzz Word

Speaking of YouTube

Posted by Scott

We’ve been using YouTube a lot more lately to post videos. So if you use YouTube and have an account, be sure to subscribe to our channel to get automatic updates of any new videos we post! Visit our channel at http://www.youtube.com/envirolet.

Monday, April 7, 2008
Cottage & Cabin

2008 Cottage Life Spring Show Re-Cap

Posted by Scott

2008 Cottage Life Spring Show
I just wanted to post a quick re-cap from the 2008 Cottage Life Spring Show that we attended a few weekends ago.

Overall, the show was a great success. In fact, it was our most successful show ever in terms of number of booth visitors and units sold! This is great news for us and for the environment as more Envirolet® Composting Toilets are going to be used in cottage-country saving thousands of litres of water!

Cottage Life put on a great show! There was definitely a buzz in the air. Must be some excitement for the upcoming cottage season, especially because of the winter we have had!

We were mentioned on the Cottage Life blog too. Read it here.

Below is a quick video of the Envirolet® VF™ on display at the show.

See some other Envirolet® show & event videos.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Cottage & Cabin

Why We Love the Cottage

Posted by Scott

Funny Air Farce video about life at the cottage.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Envirolet Feature of the Day: Look! No Step!

Posted by Scott

This is a great feature to highlight on Envirolet® Waterless Self-Contained composting toilet systems.

Envirolet® does not have a step-up like some other systems do. The height to the seat on an Envirolet® Waterless Self-Contained System is 19.75”. This is a little higher than a conventional flush toilet (generally 14-16”), but is actually more comfortable for the user.

Compare this to our main competitors system that has a height of just under 30” to the seat and requires a step to use. Imagine having to climb up on a step in the middle of the night in the dark to use the toilet!

Take a look at the short video below.