Freegan

The Green Changemakers

Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed. The word freegan is compounded from “free” and “vegan”. Therefore, freegans choose not to use cars for the most part.

Freegan: strategies for sustainable living beyond capitalism

The Green Changemakers

[link] Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed. The word freegan is compounded from “free” and “vegan”.

Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

Green (Living) Review

There are thousands of people that regularly go through dumpsters in the United States, They call themselves freegans, or Dumpster divers. They rescue furniture, clothes, household goods and even food cast off by others as a way to exit what they see as out-of-control consumerism and corporate greed. The Freegan movement is a total boycott of the economic system and its profit motive, and long may it continue, I hasten to add. Freeganism really isn’t anything new.