Apoocalypse now: Drop it Like it's a Hot Climate SIX POSTERS
Six unique newsprint posters that illustrate the science of composting and 'waste' management in the US. Part "what," part "why," and part "how to." With these colorful posters you can make sure every visit to the restroom is a fully utilized educational opportunity. I first created these posters with Mathew Lippincott in 2010, now it's time for updated info and two new posters.
1. How the Portland sewer system works and where the sewage ends up. This poster is new and redrawn to include the recent completion of major sewer upgrades known as the Big Pipe. I chose Portland, because I live here but also because Portland has an above average treatment plant, and like many older cities combines sewage and storm water. so it’s a good example of a above average but problematic system
2. The Nitrogen Cycle Explained
3. Oh the Places you can go! Learn about all the different types of toilets humans use.
4. Aerobic decomposition learn how our poop and pee become fertilizer—starring some adorable micro and macro-organisms.
5. Prominent Decomposers in compost piles. In this poster I show how alligators (which don't even have a frontal lobe) extended their habitable range to colder areas by building compost piles to incubate their eggs. think about, alligators are cold blooded, but their eggs need warm temperatures to incubate. If the temperature is too cold the eggs will be all female, if too warm they’ll be all males. By making a medium warm compost pile mama alligators are able to create a nest that's warm enough to incubate an even mix of sexes even in cooler areas.
6. Blackwater Down: comparison of different sanitation systems.