Freegan

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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.

The Freegan Way

Eco Friendly Daily

Fed up with buying things that are unnecessary while observing rampant waste, small groups find their way into practicing Freeganism. By North American standards, Freeganism is pretty extreme, since it rejects many societal norms. The Freegan website states that proponents see conventional society as based on negative values like greed, competition, materialism, and moral apathy. So what is it like to be a freegan? Stay tuned for more about Freeganism tomorrow.

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Free Eating: Freeganism

Eco Friendly Daily

A new eco-trend has sprung up recently – the so called freeganism – and it is a trend that will surely surprise many of us. The term itself loosely refers to veganism, but it must be stressed that not all freegans are vegans or vegetarians. In practice, the movement is based around the idea of obtaining free food and, in line with that, freegans do not buy their food, but they eat what they find in the trash.

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”. Therefore, freegans choose not to use cars for the most part.

Living without money. can it be done?

Green (Living) Review

This shows that it all looks good on the outside to try to live on a complete “money strike” and while it may work to some extent, especially, if done right, and most Freegans can vouch for that, in regards to using food discarded from stores that is still perfectly good to use and eat, there are other things where it is not, necessarily, that easy if at all possible. money strike freegan barter economy bartering living without money barter foodshare

In the Weeds: A Beginner's Guide to Foraging

Green (Living) Review

"Yes, is it a kind of 'freeganism,' but no, I do not eat roadkill. Foraging. It’s a buzzword you'll soon start hearing everywhere, if you haven't already (foraged fiddleheads or ramps are on all the hip spring menus). It's also an ancient way of gathering food. Foraging is not associated with Dumpster diving,” laughs Ava Chin, urban forager and author of " Eating Wildly ," addressing a common misconception.

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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. The Freegan movement is a total boycott of the economic system and its profit motive, and long may it continue, I hasten to add. The mission, so to speak, of the Freegan and Dumpster Diving movement is that if you have a problem with the consumer culture in the our society then do all you can to stop participating in it.

Is the post-fossil fuel economy already emerging?

Green (Living) Review

Others still are into freeganism, on their own or in groups, and some are becoming disillusioned with the race for ever newer gadgets that they are devising ways of repairing and retaining what they have. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is often said that cultural shifts only become clearly evident with hindsight. Thus I ask as to whether it is possible that the post-fossil fuel era has already begun? Indeed, for all the talk of insurmountable challenges and very real crises?both

Living for Free

Green (Living) Review

Freeganism, where possible, is not, nor should it be, the exclusive domain of squatters and living in a home you own or rent should not exclude you from participation in this environmentally beneficial activity.

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FREE – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

While some people, like “Freegans” and some like minded ones liberate quite some of it there is too much wasted that could feed people. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) FREE: Adventures on the margins of a wasteful society by Katharine Hibbert 320p Trade Paperback, published by Ebury Press , January 14, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-0919-3273-2 Price: £11.99 For many the daily grind can feel like a trap – work, gym, drinks, shops, home, bed, work.

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Reducing food waste at home

Green (Living) Review

Some might suggest you become a Freegan as well and that is fine and good where possible and if you have got the time, but. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Can you really afford to burn $75 a month, for you might as well? You can't? Well, I didn't think so either, and neither can I or most people. That, however, is the amount that the average family in Britain wastes each month on food that never gets eaten, probably more in the USA, but I am not sure about that.

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