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The ReSource Institute for Low Entropy Systems (RILES), founded in 1990, is an independent, nonprofit organization. RILES' work is to build a set of connected programs and institutions that nourish policies and technologies protecting public health and the environment. A cornerstone of this effort is RILES' work on sustainable sanitation and the policies that influence it. Project work includes:

- The design and implementation of a large, effective, and well-received composting toilet program in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
- Comprehensive health study in Chemax, a Mayan community in the Yucatan.
- Strategic planning for ecological public works in the US and Latin America.
- The establishment of the Center for Ecological Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health.
- Organizing and policy work to stop the land application of sewage sludge.
- Education and technical advice through publication, public speaking, and consultation to nongovernmental organizations, academics, grassroots organizers and policymakers.

Información sobre RILES en Español (pdf)

For more information, please contact Laura Orlando, Executive Director, at email: orlando at

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