Our mission is to implement and maintain human waste management solutions that preserve outdoor recreation areas and improve the livelihood of surrounding communities. Our story is driven by a passion to recreate in the places we love most, and to leave them better than we found them.
At the end of 2018, some of our founding members traveled to Nepal on a film assignment to document the human waste problems plaguing Mt. Everest. The contrast between the stunning landscape and the horrifying poop problem was shocking. A field transmission sent from the trip signed off with “Do Good Shit.”
Those three words rang in our heads. It was on the tallest mountain in the world that the DGS Co-founders set intentions to try to solve backcountry human waste management problems, but we quickly realized that it was a widespread international issue.
Do Good Shit was incorporated in July of 2019 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We’ve dedicated the bulk of our first year to building the foundation that we need to operate effectively. This included partnering with solutions that we believe in like Toilet Tech and a two-month long research trip investigating remote human waste management on the West Coast.
At the end of 2019, we traveled to Torres Del Paine, Chile to initiate our first project. Do Good Shit, in collaboration with on-the-ground partners, is installing three waterless, waste-separating toilets in the national park.
TO BE CONTINUED...
We have projects at varying stages of The DGS System around the world, from preliminary permitting stages in Lake Tahoe, California to completed installations in Torres Del Paine, Chile.
Our organization is positioned to continue implementing our waste management solutions and bringing sanitation services to communities in need. Reach out to us if you know of a site with a poop problem, or read more about our existing projects. With your help, we can Do Good Shit. Join the movement.