"The Dumpster Project: Building Home in an Unlikely Space," by Amanda Masino and Karen Magid
The Dumpster Project is transforming a used trash dumpster.into a thought-provoking and environmentally healthy home. We aim to teach, learn, and inspire creative sustainable solutions that blend science, technology, engineering, design, and the arts. How is a dumpster both the best and the worst space to make a home? Join us as we talk about dumpster history, close encounters with microbes, hidden impacts, and more from our first year in the dumps.
Amanda Masino, Ph.D., is a geneticist and Associate Professor of Biology at Huston-Tillotson University here in Austin. Karen Magid, Ph.D., is a materials scientist and Huston-Tillotson's Sustainability Director. Karen and Amanda work together a lot. They both serve as mentors to HT's sustainability student group, Green is the New Black, and co-founded (with Joaquin Mariel) the Building Green Justice Forum. Amanda and Karen are Co-Directors of the Dumpster Project.
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