This Guy Lives in a Dumpster—On Purpose.

Elephant Journal

Wilson started The Dumpster Project, a non-profit that is transforming a trash dumpster into a home with a focus on sustainability education.

It started with a futon in a dumpster

Green (Living) Review

It started with a futon in a dumpster. It started with a futon in a dumpster. It was still in excellent condition, sticking out of a dumpster on his University of New Hampshire campus. Now it's a student org that's changing the way we see waste.

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Dumpster Diving for Hotel Food in Eilat, Israel

Green Prophet

For want of food, or a simpler way of life, here a Green Prophet reader spots a dumpster diver in the city of Eilat, just inside the hotel zone along the sea. His bike contained bags for different kinds of “finds” rested alongside the dumpster wall.

It’s Okay to Want What You Want, Even If It’s in a Dumpster.

Elephant Journal

The mother wasn't moving, and wasn't touching anything inside the dumpster. Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal dumpster goals life advice reach what you wantShe was just standing there looking intently into it. Everything about her, the hunch of her shoulders, the way her.

Dumpster Diving for your needs and wants

Green (Living) Review

They arrive at an unfurnished apartment with the clothes on their back and a flashlight, and we slowly see them decorate their apartment and make clothes from things they've found in dumpsters. Dumpster Diving is a real means to an end and is becoming a little bit of a religion to some people.

WATCH: Dog Gets Rescued After 11 Months Under Dumpster


An abandoned dog under a dumpster for 11 months finally gets rescued and finds a new, loving family. Read More The post WATCH: Dog Gets Rescued After 11 Months Under Dumpster appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Dumpster-diving & Other Less Obvious Green Resolutions. ~ Katie Wilkins

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) dumpster diving. If we see someone litter, there’s a chance we might curse at them in a fit of rage. We secretly judge the lady in front of us at the shop who’s choosing to use a plastic bag.

Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith Dumpster diving is more than likely going to be the fastest growing industry of 2009 There are many people out there that go dumpster diving on a regular basis and many get most of their food even that way, let alone other items for their homes and even their home offices. Personally, I am one of those that also never can resist to peek into a skip, as we call dumpsters in Britain, just to see as to whether some useful item might lurk within.

It’s Just Stuff: Lessons From Living in a Dumpster. ~ Krista Matheny

Elephant Journal

Jeff, (aka Professor Dumpster), inhabits his dump home six days a week. I found myself giving him the night off and getting a serious lesson in anti-consumerism. Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) anti-consumerism conservation green material possessions social experiments

Sheriff Arpaio conducts another workplace raid sending employees into dumpsters and over fences

Green (Living) Review

Seven Suspects Arrested at El Mirage Business Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled suspects out of dumpsters and down from barbed wire fences during a workplace raid conducted on the morning of Friday, June 25, 2010, in El Mirage, Arizona.

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Picture of the day: our neighborhood bear

Environmental Economics

You can see his/her dark figure standing at the dumpster: Photo credit: Patti Whitehead

Cafe serving food recycled from bins opens in Bristol

Green (Living) Review

dumpster diving food waste green living A new cafe serving meals made from food rescued from the bin has opened in Bristol. Customers at Skipchen are not charged a set price for items on the menu but asked to "pay-as-you-feel" instead.

Scrounging Free Food


Adventures Cranky Rants Do-It-Yourself Photography Spiritual Ecopsychology cheap DIY dumpster diving edible greens food free freegan green living herbs mushrooms wildcraftingMoney tight right now? One of my strategies has been to become an opportunivore. While I can indeed exist on rice and beans, PBJ, and such, I do not really enjoy such meager repetitive fare day after day, being a spoiled-rotten American who loves to eat. Plus I’m a woman of A Certain Age, which [.].

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A Quick Look into Keen’s Repurposed New Home

Wend Magazine

Their goal was to send less than one full dumpster to the landfill, watch the video and see how they accomplished it. Click here to view the embedded video. Keen does it differently again, this time gutting and outfitting their new building by recycling, reusing and rethinking the way it’s done. Related posts: Skateistan Documentary Now Available Online

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Conservancy Talk

Africa Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News International Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Antarctica Austin college professor cyborg cockroaches dumpster living elephant poaching environmental disaster infographic government shutdown Grist ivory MNN npr poaching shoot poachers sustainable living Tanzania Texas Treehugger Wired It’s a weird, wild world in today’s green news. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. ( NPR ).

When Someone is in Need, it’s None of our Business to ask Why.

Elephant Journal

Maybe collecting empty soft drink and beer cans out of commercial dumpsters makes you look. The women looked older, like grandmothers. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today buddhism compassion giving giving money helping the poor homeless

Austerity bites hard in Europe

Green (Living) Review

While dumpster diving and the Freegan lifestyle is a good green option in many cities of the European Union all kinds of people are no forced to check the dumpsters outside the back of stores for food (and other items).

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Try a Wood Pallet Project

Green (Living) Review

The pallets are usually stacked next to dumpsters and are free for the taking. A couple in Vermont has created potting sheds, a greenhouse and more from repurposed wood pallets. Wooden pallets can be reassembled into a number of different structures, such as this charming potting shed.

Falcon on the Roof

10,000 Birds

This was no Merlin , not with a fat dumpster-fed pigeon in his talons as he climbed easily to the corner of a nearby school building.

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If you have ever eaten an egg from Costco, you should know this.

Elephant Journal

“Just-released investigation into a Costco egg supplier finds dead chickens in cages with live birds laying eggs, and dumpsters full of dead chickens.” Not sure whether to be mad or sad. Why not both? Jesus.

Waste, in this case, food waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This photo was sent to the Austrian broadcast station ORF heute konkret by a viewer and shows a dumpster outside of a branch of a well-known supermarket chain in Vienna after the shop had closed in late July 2014.

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Would You Eat Trash for a Good Cause?

Green (Living) Review

Conceived by the British NGO Feedback , the gathering serves up a public feast made entirely out of food destined for the Dumpster—the sort of perfectly edible, nourishing stuff that routinely gets tossed, thanks to a notoriously wasteful food-supply chain.

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Preventing Blisters – Danner Boot Recrafting Department

Wend Magazine

Danner’s timeless downstitched boot allows the majority of their boots to revived when other boots are destined for the dumpster.

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In the Weeds: A Beginner's Guide to Foraging

Green (Living) Review

Foraging is not associated with Dumpster diving,” laughs Ava Chin, urban forager and author of " Eating Wildly ," addressing a common misconception. Foraging.

Talking Trash.Earth Day and Every Day

Green (Living) Review

From recycling to upcycling to green design, this dumpster diving diva and award-winning interior designer does it all. She wants to change the way people think about trash, one dumpster at a time. “I The Goddess of Garbage never takes out the trash.

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Seattle to fine residents, businesses for wasting too much food

Green (Living) Review

Inspectors will check dumpsters on a random basis, the Times reported.

‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Set is Greener Than the Emerald City


“I can guarantee I start my day in the dumpster, end my day in the dumpster and dumpster dive in between,&# Etheridge says. The Emerald City is as green as its name.

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Gleaning and gleaners

Green (Living) Review

Dumpster diving also would fall under the term gleaning in the modern sense and so could also the activity of any of us who picks up the things that others have lost (and are too lazy to come and look for again) or have deliberately thrown “away” while they still can be used.

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Tons of trash left at picnic sites by Israelis after Passover

Green Prophet

Although trash bins and dumpster containers are often available to put the trash in, many holiday goers simply do not use them; often leaving their trash on the ground or on beach areas where they spent their holiday time.

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Special Trash Day equals free stuff

Green (Living) Review

The evening before such a day means it is time for, not so much dumpster-diving but dumpster-browsing, and curb shopping. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Normally, trash day isn't something to get excited about or to write (home) about. Gathering all the rubbish from around the house and getting it all in the bin and remembering to put the bin outside the night before because the garbage men come at 7 am is all and not very exiting. However, some places do have a special trash day.

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Big Box waste! What can we do about it?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) H&M and Wal-Mart have begun – claiming though that it is not policy and pigs fly – to destroy usable garments before trashing them, presumably so that people do not go and dumpster dive for the free clothes, in the same way as big food chains pour bleach on perfectly edible baked goods that they are throwing into the dumpsters at the end of the day. It is not like this food that is being thrown away into the dumpsters is rotten.

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Tiny trash homes “buy” humanity with salvaged waste

Green Prophet

He erects one-room houses to hotel the homeless, dumpster diving for raw materials which he reassembles into inventive (and minuscule) mobile homes. Dumpster diving isn’t for everyone.

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Litterers: Stop them in Their Tracks

Green Home Blog

Unmaintained commercial dumpsters. Central Park in the heart of Manhattan, NYC can be astounding. Regardless of the current gray and brown winter starkness it is the sheer beauty of its quaint paths, open meadows and timeless structures (such as the 100+ year old carousel).

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How to Start a Bike-Powered Food Rescue Program

The Green Changemakers

The growth of dumpster diving isn’t just a radical hipster thing; it reflects a broader realization that we’re tossing away not only good food, but also the resources that went into growing, harvesting, and distributing it.

A shift is happening

Green (Living) Review

Only occasionally the likes of the Transition Towns are mentioned and “food rescuers”, aka “dumpster divers” only get a mention when the police arrests and charges them with theft and even then the reasons for their actions are being highlighted.

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Israeli Poet Nitzan Mintz Takes Sustainable Art To The Streets

Green Prophet

Israeli street artist Nitzan Mintz writes her poems on the streets of Tel Aviv, using disregarded materials she collects from dumpsters and public spaces. “I

Rag Pickers

Green (Living) Review

Without a license it is considered theft and the same goes, according to law, for removing anything from a dumpster, even if it is not on someone's property.

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Guy Lougashi Fashions Amazing Sculptures Out of Tape

Green Prophet

In the past we have featured Guy’s woven paper designs and he has been known to go dumpster diving for materials to use in his growing portfolio. More on Guy Lougashi: Guy Lougashi’s Dumpster Diving Designs. Guy Lougashi makes incredible sculptures entirely out of either colored or transparent tape.

Canada’s biggest indie hotel chain launches ‘Delta Greens’

Green Traveler Guides

It’s enough saved water to fill 900 Olympic swimming pools and reduced and diverted waste the equivalent of 640 full dumpster trucks. Want to know how Delta Hotels and Resorts ’ new environmental sustainability program is going? You can track it online. Canada ’s largest independent hotel chain has challenged its 8,000+ employees at its 46 properties is “to rethink everything we do to create positive, long-term environmental change.&#

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Food waste

Green (Living) Review

Instead of prosecuting dumpster divers and food rescuers they should be given medals rather on account of what they are doing. And yes, I am rather serious here and it should not only apply to dumpster divers “diving” for tossed out food.

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You don’t need a (big) garden to grow your own

Green (Living) Review

Thus they end up in dumpsters and finally in the landfill. Taking them out of the waste stream by snatching them out of the dumpsters and employing them as “raised bed planters” is good for you and the Planet. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) One thing I hear being said time and time again is “I'd love to grow my own but I haven't got anywhere to grow”. The truth is you really don't need a huge garden in order to grow your own, though many folks do think that you do.

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Come@Me: Bird Photography is a Fantastic Waste of Time

10,000 Birds

Just as social media has turned out to be a dumpster-fire for democracy, it’s been a rather mixed blessing for birding too. Birders are fairly easy to spot. Many wear awful clothes, variations of beige and khaki with legs that can be zipped off to make uglier shorts.

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Green and Practical Living Space: Tiny Homes Are Not For Everyone.

Living Green & Saving Energy

This one is described as a slightly upmarket version of a dumpster, made out of a shipping container. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green and Practical Living Space: Tiny Homes Are Not For Everyone by greenwise on January 28, 2011 There are many things the average person can do to go green that will not totally disrupt your lifestyle.

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