Dr. Jeff Wilson, a professor of environmental science at Huston-Tillotson University, is perfectly okay with throwing away his life — literally. He recently announced his plan to live in a dumpster for a full year, all in the name of sustainable living.
As Mother Nature Network reports, “Wilson will be taking up residence in a 33-square-foot abode — 1 percent the size of the new American home in 2011 as the Dumpster Project website points out — fashioned out of an authentic used dumpster.” Maybe he was inspired by Dumb as a Blog’s recent list of Dumb Things Found in the Trash and wanted to include academia as a contender?
But to be fair, this isn’t just any dumpster – this is more of a Megatron Dumpster 3000. With a toilet, a bed, a compact kitchen, wi-fi and air conditioning, the only thing he’s missing is a reason to leave. And maybe a hot shower.
Apparently, this is a guy who really loves to talk trash. In fact, he likes talking trash so much that he plans to take his dumpster home creation around the state of Texas and possibly around the country. Though the trash talk he gets in return might not be so nice: It’s easy to pick on a guy who lives in a glorified garbage can.
Parents of environmental science majors at the school must be eager to have their kids sign up for a course with the dumpster diving doctor. They can only hope the first lecture will offer a lesson in how to make enough money to never have to live in a dumpster.