Carol Steinfeld
Freelance writer/editor, marketing communications and public information specialist, and ecological solutions advocate

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SustainableSouthCoast | Green Port/Green Harbor Plan | Fish Island

NB Green/Verde | Flowscapes, the Green Roof Project

Mentioned in a New York Times op-ed Feb. 26, 2009:
[click here]

Ecovita, only supplier of 4 models of urine-diverting toilets in North America [click]

Read the book: Liquid Gold: The Lore & Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants [click]

Ecowaters Projects [click]

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller
My books (click on image for more information):

Liquid Gold

NEW: Reusing the Resource:
Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling

The Composting Toilet System Book

  • Feature articles
  • Writing and production of marketing materials, including newsletters, brochures, Web site content and factsheets
  • Article placements

Some links to articles on the Web:


Chapter 91 for VHB
A quick brochure in 1999 for Ecological Engineering Group (write, lay out, photos)

more to come...

Articles for The Boston Globe, Environmental Design & Construction, Landscape Architecture, Natural Home, Encyclopedia of the Environment, Whole Earth Review, Water Connection, MIT Report, The Harvard University Gazette, BioCycle, InBusiness, Building with Nature, Training & Development, Mother Earth News, and World of Biology.

A participatory city visioning project for which I wrote scenarios of a sustainable future: Scenario Project

A state-funded pilot program to organize and inform community members to teach their neighbors how to compost, based on community-based social marketing methods: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Composting Program (N2N)

Other involvements (I created all these Web sites for better or worse):

Develop training courses and produce some communications materials for this engineering firm
Co-organizer of this conference:
Designing Urban & Industrial Watersheds: Ecological Engineering for Integrated Water Management
Conference and Courses: Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2003, Harvard School of Design, Cambridge, Mass.
Importer (and eco-urinal developer):
Ecovita: Eco-Toilets and Tools for Water-Wise Living
Projects director:
EcoWaters Projects (formerly The Center for Ecological Pollution Prevention)

Ecological Designers & Engineers Network (EDEN)

Simple websites I've created: all of the above and,

I present worldwide on ecological wastewater recycling options.

Here's a very old and simple presentation (presented at the integrated bio-systems symposium in Samoa):
Ecological Decentralized Solutions for the Pacific Islands

A past project in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Right: A composting toilet workshop team at El Santuario in Baja California Sur, Mexico pose at one of their creations.

Far right: The "Eco-Toilet Team" surveying systems at Havasu Falls near the Grand Canyon, August 2003. Carol, Jack Erhardt, Sharon Erhardt of A-C-E Builders.

The SouthCoast Sustainability Network


NEW decals!

More to come. Send $2 plus a SASE to the east coast address below.

The BioCar, my biodiesel-fueled VW New Beetle TDI
A great article about biodiesel and its context amid fuel-cell cars and clean diesel: click here

Member: International Ecological Engineering Society, New England Sustainable Energy Association, Society of Environmental Journalists and Congress for New Urbanism New England Chapter

Ecovita/Ecowaters: 978-318-7033

carol @


Toppling the dominant wastewater paradigm, Jardin de los Naranjos, Baja, Mexico. Carol is on the lower left with Scott Schroeder and Amare Pearl.

"The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination." --John Schaar

"Sustainability is a process, not some kind of utopian end event. It's about creating financial and social wealth and well-being without trashing ourselves and the planet."
--Rob Abbott


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