Portland State University is partnering with Metro to bring you
Ed Humes, Author of "Garbology"
Part of Metro's Let's Talk Trash Event Series
In his book, "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash," Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Humes investigates the trail of that 102 tons of trash—what’s in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity. Along the way , he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you’ve ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles’ immense Garbage Mountain landfill, the artists in residence at San Francisco’s dump, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can, but a single mason jar.
On July 10, Humes will join local trash experts from Portland State University and Metro for one night of serious trash talking.
WHAT: Ed Humes Talking Trash
WHERE: Portland State University, Hoffman Hall, 1833 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland
WHEN: Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.