Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

September 23, 2013 by  
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The UN and the World Health Organization define access to water and sanitation as a basic human right, yet many homeless go without. In San Francisco alone, there are 16 public showers for the 3,100+ men, women and children who make the streets their home. Lava Mae believes that everyone has a right to be clean – that’s why they are creating mobile showers and toilets to meet the need. They’re taking retired transportation buses and retrofitting them with 2 complete hygiene suites that include private showers, toilets, changing rooms and sinks. The design effort is being led by Brett Terpeluk who was lead architect under Renzo Piano for the CA Academy of Sciences . If you’re a fan of this important initiative support it on Indiegogo today ! + Lava Mae The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: access to water , green design , human rights , lava mae , mobile showers for homeless , repurposed bus , retrofitted bus , San Francisco , sanitation , sustainable design , UN , water issues , World Health Organization        

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Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

September 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

The UN and the World Health Organization define access to water and sanitation as a basic human right, yet many homeless go without. In San Francisco alone, there are 16 public showers for the 3,100+ men, women and children who make the streets their home. Lava Mae believes that everyone has a right to be clean – that’s why they are creating mobile showers and toilets to meet the need. They’re taking retired transportation buses and retrofitting them with 2 complete hygiene suites that include private showers, toilets, changing rooms and sinks. The design effort is being led by Brett Terpeluk who was lead architect under Renzo Piano for the CA Academy of Sciences . If you’re a fan of this important initiative support it on Indiegogo today ! + Lava Mae The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: access to water , green design , human rights , lava mae , mobile showers for homeless , repurposed bus , retrofitted bus , San Francisco , sanitation , sustainable design , UN , water issues , World Health Organization        

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