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Texas Professor to Make Dumpster His Home for a Year

Huston-Tillotson environmental science professor's goal is to peak interest in sustainability.
3:00 | 02/05/14

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So this -- -- an eight cubic yard dumpster. With windows and doors. We introduced you to professor Jeff Wilson back in October when he checked out dumpsters -- for trash or treasure. But rather to size them up as the future home. Telling people you two have life's -- live in a dumpster tends to. Bring sympathy -- way. But Wilson isn't looking for sympathy to Houston Tillotson professor is looking to Pique interest in sustainability. After laying the foundation for his year long plan Monday Wilson's 36 square foot dumpster was laid. On its foundation. -- not something bigger -- just be too easy it's a three part project phase one is camping in the dumpster. Face to calls for turning it into an average American dumpster home. We are actually gonna leak and to the grid and measure how much water and energy we use as we add appliances then it goes high tech. In phase three of this project solar panels will actually be attached -- the top of the dumpster. It will be putting power back on the Paul Wilson will live in the dumpster most of the time some of his students many of whom kept busy swapping and cleaning the dumpster. We'll take turns living -- it when Wilson's away. I want to see what he's feeling basically. I -- what is. So in about it I wanted to malignancy I like I I find that it's signed excellent and -- you know I started handing -- -- if -- stop the bombs. Under the box but in the dumpster. -- -- --

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