HT’s Green is the New Black Wins Again
Tuesday May, 13 2014
HT’s Green is the New Black (GITNB) and The Dumpster Project were awarded a $10,000 Tier II prize for their grant application and votes received in the Home Depot Retool Your School HBCU Challenge. http://www.retoolyourschool.com/2014-winners/
Students Angelica Erazo, Maurice Fleming, Evette Jackson, Sarah Lindell, and Olivia Sanchez, representing the Green is the New Black student organization, captured first place and $75,000 in the nationwide Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Community Challenge held in December in Detroit, MI. The students compiled a presentation around the theme titled, “Building Sustainable Communities” that captured an educational program to address issues of sustainability in Black and Hispanic communities. HT’s students introduced the challenge of transforming a 33-square foot dumpster into a fully functioning home complete with running water, toilet, shower, bed, and solar-generated electricity.
The team also won an Environmental Defense Fund Fellow ($15,000), and first place at Austin’s Earth Fest.
Pictured are: Antwon Burkhaulter, Olivia Sanchez, Angelica Erazo, Evette Jackson, Michael Meek Esuruoso, and Charles Tuyishime