Apparently, you can take the home out of homeless but who would willingly give up their home to live homeless? Professor, Dr. Jeff Wilson at Huston-Tillotson University is planning to move into a garbage dumpster as his new place of residence. Dr. Wilson has his PhD in environmental science. His goal is to pique the interests of sustainability.
"We throw things into the dumpster and they just sort of magically disappear. And there's not much thought given to the processes behind that. Through less consumption, in this case less than one percent of the average American home, you still can have a happy and fulfilling life."
-- Dr. Wilson
According Dr. Wilson's theory, a garbage dumpster is the perfect metaphor to spread the message about socioeconomic status-quo.
According to Matthew: 19:21, Jesus said, "If you want to be perfect and have spiritual maturity, you must self-sacrifice; go and sell what you have and give to the poor and you will in return have riches in heaven..." Well, in much similarity to this scripture, Dr. Will sold everything he owned for a $1 and what he did not see, he simply gave away all but what he could fit into a backpack.
Apparently, many students are supporting the professors endeavors. According to Dr. Wilson, he has several phases yet to go.
- Purchase dumpster for 12-months
- Clean out dumpster
- Practice runs in camping in it to make sure it is the one he wants
- Convert it into a fully functioning living quarter
- Add toilet
- Add washing machine
- Add WiFi
- Take up residence
I wonder if he considered what would happen if he ended up on a garbage truck's route?