Green Materials Lab Workshop

September 12th
5:00pm – 8:00pm
@ School of Architecture UT- Austin

Description

This workshop explores alternative materials for temporary uses. Join us for an inspiring talk by Oliver Campbell, the Director of Procurement at Dell, who will discuss the company’s efforts to develop ocean-plastic packaging, replace styrofoam inserts with mushroom blocks, and implement locally sourced bamboo pulp packaging for their products manufactured in China. Learn about UT’s efforts to make the switch to compostable food packaging from Neil Kaufman, Sustainability Coordinator of the Division of Housing and Food Services. And, participate in a hands-on workshop where you will learn to grow your own mushroom mycelium block from Daniel Reyes, founder of Myco Alliance. 

GREEN MATERIALS LAB

This workshop is the first of a five-part series called Green Materials Lab, funded by the 2017-18 UT Green Fee. Green Materials Lab workshops introduce interdisciplinary efforts in sustainable materials, and promote learning through hands-on activity. Participation is open to all faculty, staff, and students at The University of Texas at Austin, though seats are limited.

There are 25 seats available for this event. RSVP by September 10 at materialslab@austin.utexas.edu