Green Is The New Black

new shades of green as the roots of our future

Green is the New Black

Green is the New Black is fostering new shades of green as the roots of our future. Intagram Follow ya'll: @gitnb_ht and Old school email holla: gitnb@htu.edu

Green is the New Black

fostering new shades of green as the roots of our future



GITNB #winning $10,000 in the Home Depot ‘Retool your school HBCU Challenge’

Green is the New Black has won a $10,000 prize for greening the campus. Turn up! (the lights and not the energy). Complete list of winners can be found here.

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GITNB’s Jelly Erazo named UNCF Rising Star!!!

GITNB team talks trash with world leaders in sustainable housing

On Saturday, March 20th, GITNB teamed up with The Center for Maximum Building Systems and green building legends Pliny Fisk III aka ‘Pliny the Grouch’ and Gail Vittori, former Chairperson of the US Green Building Council for the first design charrette session on the dumpster.

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Pliny and Gail break down the dumpster with GITNB student Charles Stuppard.

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The GITNB crew with ‘Pliny the Grouch’

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Professor Dumpster drops dumpster knowledge on Pliny the Grouch as UT’s Elizabeth Walsh looks on in bewilderment.

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GITNB students Evette Jackson, Jelly Erazo and Maurice Fleming talk energy design with Adam Pyrek aka ‘Euro Trash’, design master from UT School of Architecture.

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Green is the New Black HOME BASE

GitNB has just moved into their new crib, the Dumpster/Green is the New Black laboratory on the 3rd floor of the DL building, with a veiw of downtown Austin, and the Dumpster pad!

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DUMPSTER 101: Take the dive in this spring.

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. Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 6.02.15 AMScreen Shot 2014-01-20 at 6.02.25 AM

Black Folk Don’t Go Green? Green is the New Black is all about Black folk goin’ green!

Black Folk Don’t: Go Green from NBPC on Vimeo.

Money Team! GitNB brings home the gold! (and the green)

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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

Green is the New Black Ford HBCU Challenge Video

Today Green is the New Black will be presenting in Detroit at the Ford Foundation as part of the HBCU Community Challenge. Give ‘em love, ya’ll!

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