Standing Rock Compost Toilet Fund

$75,263 of $85k goal

Raised by 1,688 people in 3 months
Becca Dakini
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We are racing against time to raise funds. Our goal is to complete construction of compost toilets and treatment facilities at Standing Rock for thousands of Water Protectors, and their allies, as the snow and freezing weather arrives.

The Standing Rock Compost Toilet project is a partnership between Protectors Alliance (, GiveLove ( founded by Patricia Arquette, and Native Children's Survival (, founded by Robby Romero, in direct partnership with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.

This project was identified by all parties as a key necessity to support the camp throughout the winter. The project also supports the long-term survival of the Standing Rock indigenous movement to protect tribal lands and water.

Currently the camp is dependent on chemical toilets to meet its sanitation needs, however these toilets will not function in the cold winter months because they will freeze unless harmful environmental pollutants are added. The portable toilets are also exorbitantly expensive to maintain.

The Standing Rock Compost Toilet project is also being considered as a pilot project, to address long-term sustainability goals aimed at improving basic sanitation conditions on Native American reservations, as part of our combined commitment to introduce ecologically-sound technologies and systems.

Standing Rock leadership has directed Give Love and Protectors Alliance to continue with the Composting Toilet project even in light of the recent threats from Army Corps of Engineers. Standing Rock will stand its ground on December 5, and if the protestors are moved, the Standing Rock Composting Toilets will move too. Now that the plan is clear, we are moving into the next phase of this project and  we can begin installing the compost toilet structures throughout the camp. 

Protectors Alliance is coordinating skilled workers from the festival industry to complete the installation onsite . GiveLove's technical team will teach people at Standing Rock to use and manage the compost toilets and establish a fully functional compost treatment site.

100% of your donations will be channeled through ( a U.S. registered 501 c 3 organization), and go directly to this project at Standing Rock. All donations are fully tax deductible to American citizens.

The Standing Rock Compost Toilet fund will cover material costs to:

- build the compost toilets
- cover materials and construction of heated winter structures which will house the toilets
- establish a separate compost site facility
- transport the waste transport to this compost site
- treat and manage the compost system for a 6 month period, until it is self sufficent

Thank you for supporting this critical and urgent project. Your donation will provide a functional winter sanitation system, and assist the reservation with long-term sustainability goals.

Together we stand with Standing Rock!

For more information please visit our websites

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Who is Protectors Alliance?

Protector’s Alliance is a unified platform and partnership effort of aligned organizations, skilled workers, producers and individuals from the global festival community. We are working to support front line environmental crisis and social justice conflicts. We gather accurate information about the needs of an action, manage a database and resource bank of our community’s assets, deploy and distribute resources effectively with a focus on “village building”. We support on the front lines with effective aid, skills, labor, infrastructure and tools, through an agile approach to fulfilling the emergent needs of actions. We are committed to working as allies, building pathways for inter-cultural cooperation, with cultural sensitivity training and education for our partners and affiliates to ensure appropriateness of our conduct towards nurturing respectful relationships and empowering peoples of place. Individuals and Organizations that are part of this alliance include the communities and networks of Burners Without Borders, Burning Man, Do LaB Inc, UPLIFT, Lucidity Festivals, Keyframe-Entertainment, ReInhabiting the Village, Take Root Productions and others.

Who is GiveLove?

GiveLove ( is a U.S. registered 501 (c) 3 organization that was founded in 2010 by Patricia Arquette to provide emergency relief after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Since 2011, the organization has designed and installed over dozens of successful Humanure composting projects including: a 300-household community-managed project,and over 25 sanitation systems for schools, prisons and NGO compounds. GiveLove is currently working in high-need and water-scarce areas in partnership with NGOs, local governments, universities, and community-based organizations in six countries - including Nicaragua, Uganda, Kenya, and Ghana, and the United States. GiveLove also promotes compost sanitation projects by providing free technical support and training, design services, and practical training materials.
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Update 2
Posted by Becca Dakini
2 months ago
Standing Rock Compost Toilet Project UPDATE:
You may have heard that last night, the Army Corps issued an eviction to Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock. Today Standing Rock leadership responded at a press conference that the camp will remain, and the Water Protectors will continue their prayerful occupation of these sacred lands.

In light of this, Protectors Alliance & GiveLove are continuing to move FULL STEAM AHEAD with getting these toilets built to support this camp! Our amazing team of skilled builders & carpenters is on the ground as we speak, getting these toilets built as fast we we can - as more snow is forecast for next week and the portapotties are starting to freeze. Go team!

We need your help to cover the costs of this important project, and fast - so please share in your networks & donate what you can here -
Here's an interview with Patricia Arquette & myself, about our project in support of Standing Rock -

Stay tuned for further updates as we bring this project to fruition.
Thank you for your support, and for standing with Standing Rock! <3
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Update 1
Posted by Becca Dakini
3 months ago
Hi All - we've just restarted this campaign as donating to a charity, instead of a personal fundraiser - so donations can be tax deductible. We already received $1500 in donations through the first campaign, so will be adding it to this fundraiser shortly! Thanks to everyone for their support - please share through your networks!
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Raised by 1,688 people in 3 months
Created November 21, 2016
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