AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- When you think about sustainable living, things like solar
panels, rainwater collection, or planting a garden may come to mind.
one Texas professor is taking it to a whole new level by moving into a
Dumpster for the next year to demonstrate how easy sustainable living
Dr. Jeff Wilson, an environmental scientist and associate
professor at Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin, will begin his
year-long experiment inside a 33-square-foot Dumpster Tuesday night.
was revising a journal article thinking about how could I make my
research more applicable to student learning, and then I looked out the
window and saw the Dumpster and thought, 'That's it,'" said Wilson.
Dumpster," as he's referred to on campus, sold off all of his earthly
possessions in order to properly conduct the experiment.