Dumpster 101 is a sustainability and environmental science course focused on a theme of ‘less is more’. The course will focus on the ideas and concepts of sustainability around the idea of a person living in a dumpster. What are the implications of living in 33 sq ft? How will Professor Dumpster obtain water? How will he use the toilet? How will he shower? Would it be possible for him to live off of things grown in the East Austin community? What does environmentalism mean in a low-income community? The course will engage students in a service learning project that involves the dumpster and the local community.
Major PROPS to our Green is the New Black student group at Huston-Tillotson University for bringing home the green at the Ford Foundation HBCU Community Challenge. They were competing against graduate students from the “HBCU Ivy League” and won first place, $75,000 and 5 iPad airs. So very proud of these guys. Thank you to all our supporters of the dumpster project that got us here: Barbara Brown Wilson Vanessa Svihla Liz Ogbu Rich Corsi and Les Shephard. #winning #uinfirstplace #hustontillotson #hbcu #be_ht #atx #sustainability #community
It’s about to get real in Detroit – Ford Motor Company has awarded GitnB an award as one of the four finalists in the HBCU Community Challenge – we are going toe-to-toe with Howard, Tuskegee and Fayetteville on December 6th for the grand prize. Stay tuned and stay green!
GitnB welcomes Austin’s Food for Black Thought for some good-ole cross pollenation!
Food for Black Thought is in the business of:
- 1) Collaborating with community organizers to build food buying collectives among Black folks and other people of color in the Austin area
- 2) Co-organizing trainings to facilitate grassroots knowledge about food, food collectives, and more
- 3) Still hosting documentary screenings and creative events on food and the food system
- 4) Working with community members to build and conduct local surveys
- 5) Supporting local grassroots efforts that work with Black communities and other people of color on food related issues
Left to Right: Dominique Bowman (FFBT), Maurice Fleming (co-chair, GitnB), Dr. Kevin Thomas (FFBT co-founder), Olivia Sanchez (co chair, GitnB), Sarah Lindell (GitnB), Dr. Amanda Masino (Advisor, GitnB), Jelly Erazo (GitnB), Naya Jones (FFBT co-founder)