Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Chief Sealth International High School World Water Week: Jack Sim: The (Sustainable) Sanitation Man

NOTE: This event is held in the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium. Free.

Civics, Community

JackSimBusinessman Jack Sim was the definition of financial success in his 40s—but then he realized he wanted to redefine himself. In his quest to “live a useful life” by advocating for the dignity, rights, and health of the vulnerable and the poor, Sim discovered his mission: the often-overlooked (and under-discussed) toilet. In 1998, Sim established the Restroom Association of Singapore; in 2001, he founded the World Toilet Organization and, four years later, the World Toilet College. And now, by using humor to turn a once-taboo topic into a serious conversation about sustainable sanitation in developing countries, Sim has become a true environmental hero: He has received a Singapore Green Plan Award, has been one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, and in 2008 was named “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. Sim presents this free public lecture as part of Chief Sealth International High School’s third Annual World Water Week, a local ideas festival organized by students. His talk is preceded by a water and health resource fair, featuring several community organizations, at 6 pm. Presented by Town Hall and Chief Sealth International High School.

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