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Correction to Freegan Calendar March 28, 2008 6:11 PM

April Freegan Events Calendar CORRECTION If you come to an event and cannot find us, call Janet at (347) 724-6954 www.freegan.info * ask@freegan.info TUESDAY, APRIL 29, NOT Tuesday, March 25 - Urban Foraging 101 An event especially for newcomers. Join us for a discussion on freeganism and a trash tour exploring the massive amount of usable food and other goods that is wasted every day. Media will NOT be allowed at the event. When & Where? 8pm at NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, rm. 808. Call Janet at 347-724-6954 to arrange entry if you do not have or want to show ID.

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Do You Support Fair Trade? March 24, 2008 8:24 PM

* What are YOU doing to support Fair Trade, lower your eco-footprint and reduce poverty? www.shifting-paradigms.net/ad/go4it3.html * Was tust DU für eine gerechtere Welt und ein nachhaltigere Gesellschaft? http://tinyurl.com/2p8utf The second paragraph seems to be in German, one of the many languages I don't understand. I'm trusting it would be an appropriate part of my post. If you can read it & think this English-speaking host shouldn't have it in this group-please let me know. Danke Schoen paula

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Freecycle March 24, 2008 8:12 PM

Here's another freegan link. This is an excellent one for finding groups in your area. paula http://www.freecycle.org/

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Freegan Link From Australia March 24, 2008 8:00 PM

> ".......it is by behaviour, rather than by material possesions, > that the quality of a civilisation can best be judged." > Vera Brittain - Testament of Experience > > Please visit my website: Re-earthing the Cities > http://www.users.on.net/~arachne/

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 March 24, 2008 7:50 PM

Help Freegan.info develop a process for clarifying our goals and drafting mission and vision statements so can use these as tools in the development of a long term strategic plan for our group. DATE: Tuesday, March 25 TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM LOCATION: Nussbaum and Wu, 113 St. & Broadway (If you have trouble finding us, call Quinn at (727) 424-2868.) Please Read the Minutes to our previous Goals Meetings in advance of this meeting: http://freegan.info/?page=Goals1 Additional Recommended reading to prepare for the meeting: http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=3&item=22 http://www.nonprofitexpert.com/mission.htm http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=3&item=21 http://www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm

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Got Green? March 20, 2008 6:29 PM



Got Green?

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should spend it on junk

Discretionary income should be directed more by the cerebrum than the
medulla oblongata; and creative energy spent on dumpster diving

By Jessica Naudziunas

Freeganism. An alternative lifestyle represented by crunchy thieves,
dreadlocked dumpster divers, or just a corporate lawsuit waiting to
happen.

These freegans ("free" meets "vegan") are people whom a Whole Foods
manager would love to see roaming the produce aisle, but instead
cringes because these people are simply asking for handouts.

Company policy and fear of a lawsuit keep businesses from donating to
those economical shoppers who want to make the most of unnecessary
packaging and wasted food. Stores, such as Whole Foods, are weary of
contributing to this auxiliary culture.

According to www.freegan.info.com, "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."

Waste minimization is key to a freegan lifestyle. This means
painstakingly recycling everything that passes through a household:
plastics, cans, food (composting), etc. Freegans preach repair and
reuse instead of newly purchased.

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Freegan Feast March 19, 2008 6:03 AM

Come to our Freegan Feast!

A FREE community meal made with love from the discards of our wasteful society

Freegan? Yes, living beyond capitalism.

In making everyday food, corporations harm the environment, mistreat workers, and abuse animals. When we buy these products, we support these injustices, because corporations need our money to operate, and when their products sell, it just encourages them to make more. 
Freegans are people who avoid paying for food and other goods we use in
a variety of ways – including recovering good stuff that stores waste.
Every day, stores throw away and waste huge amounts of still-fresh food, because they order or make more than they can sell.  They could donate it to charity – but instead they just throw it away!  Freegans collect this thrown away food from the store's garbage bags FOR FREE and eat it and share it with others!  It may sound strange or gross – but the food is still clean, fresh, and safe to eat.  Freegan.info invites you to a FREE dinner made from food collected from stores' garbage. Join us to help collect the wasted food, prepare the meal...
and EAT! 

Trash Tour to collect food for the meal on Thursday, March 20th
Join us as we collect the discarded quality products that stores throw
out. We give advice on how to salvage these goods and comment on the
reasons for such waste. This tour will WILL be open to media that have
scheduled in advance.
When & Where?  Meet at 9:30pm at the corner of Houston and Chrystie.

Freegan Community Meal on Friday, March 21st
Join us from 5:30pm onwards to help cook and at 8pm to eat! At the 123
Community Space, 123 Tompkins at Myrtle (Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, take the G
train to Myrtle-Willoughby). Media WILL be welcome with appointment.

More info? www.freegan.info • ask@freegan.info • 347.724.6954

 

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 March 18, 2008 9:21 AM

Interesting article on trash- focused on bloggers who are saving and documenting their trash. (freegan.info is on page 7 of the article, for folks interested.) http://www.news.com/2300-13838_3-6229599-1.html?tag=ss

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 March 14, 2008 10:22 AM

Note Changed Location
Also note changed location.

Help Freegan.info develop a process for clarifying our goals and drafting
mission and vision statements so can use these as tools in the development
of a long term strategic plan for our group.

DATE: Friday, March 14
TIME: 7-9PM

LOCATION: Deli at southeast corner of 14th St, and 8th Ave, Manhattan. (If
you have trouble finding us, call Janet at (347) 724-6954.)

Suway - A, C, E to 14th or L to 8th Ave lets you off right there..  1, 2,
or 3 to 14th are an avenue away. F or V are two avenues away.
Bus - M14


Please Read the Minutes to our previous Goals Meetings in advance of this
meeting:

http://freegan.info/?page=Goals1


Additional Recommended reading to prepare for the meeting:

http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=3&item=22

http://www.nonprofitexpert.com/mission.htm

http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=3&item=21

http://www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm







 

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Workgroup Meeting February 18, 2008 5:59 PM


Help Freegan.info develop a process for clarifying our goals and drafting
mission and vision statements so can use these as tools in the development
of a long term strategic plan for our group.

DATE: Monday, February 25
TIME: 5:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION: Grand Central Terminal Dining Concourse, 42nd Street at Park
Avenue, Manhattan, NYC.
(If you have trouble finding us, call Janet at (347) 724-6954.)

(meet us at a table near Track 114).
Directions: Subway - 4, 5, 6, 7, and Times Square Shuttle to 42nd
Street/Grand Central lines.

Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

Metro North: http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr/index.html

Finding the Dining Concourse in Grand Central - From the Main Concourse,
take the stairs or escalators on either the east or west sides. For a much
more scenic view, take either of the ramps found in the Shuttle or 42nd
Street Passages.



Please Read the Minutes to our previous Goals Meetings in advance of this
meeting:

http://freegan.info/?page=Goals1


Additional Recommended reading to prepare for the meeting:

http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=3&item=22

http://www.nonprofitexpert.com/mission.htm

http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=3&item=21

http://www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm


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 February 16, 2008 1:55 PM

Attachments: message-footer.txt Monday, February 18 Freegan Meeting & Trash Tour Join us for a meeting to plan upcoming freegan events and outreach. After, we will explore the areas wasted food and other goods. The meeting is NOT open to media, but the tour WILL be open to media that have scheduled in advance. When & Where? 7:30pm in the upstairs seating area of Ms. Ks at 30th and Madison. To come just for the tour, meet at 9:30pm in front of the grocery on 38th St. & 3rd Ave. If you're late and cannot find us, please call Janet at 347-724-6954. Tuesday, February 19 Freegan Feast Share in the food preparation and then in the good company of a group of people who care about each other and about change. Media WILL be welcome with appointment. When & Where? RSVP for the location and directions. Help cook at 5:30pm & eat at 8. Please call Janet at 347-724-6954 to RSVP.  [ send green star]
 
 February 16, 2008 1:53 PM

Want to make freegan.info a better website? Join our web committee! We need help with: - editing and organizing content - proofreading - writing - finding articles, essays, links, and news coverage to put on the site - graphic design - technical stuff - creating and choosing visuals - promotion - and more! If you don't know how to create a website, don't worry-- we can teach you the basics and there's lots of NON-technical stuff that needs to get done. Join us on Monday at 5:30PM at in the upstairs seating area of Ms. Ks at 30th St and Madison Ave in Manhattan (6 train to 28th St).  [ send green star]
 
A Definition of Freeganism February 15, 2008 7:42 AM

In a society of massive overconsumption, enormous quantities of usable resources go to waste. Freegans transform waste into resources to meet real needs, allowing us to live our values of ecological sustainability, cooperation, and sharing, while reducing our contribution to capitalism's abuse of humans, animals, and the earth.

Based on our website http://www.freegan.info , this list is for people all over the world who want to discuss and learn about the various aspects of freeganism.


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Trash Tour February 14, 2008 5:31 PM


Friday, February 15 Trash Tour
Join us as we collect the discarded quality products that stores throw
out. We give advice on how to salvage these goods and comment on the
reasons for such waste. NOT open to the media. We'll be, in part,
gather food in preparation for the Grub community dinner hosted this
Sunday by In Our Hearts.
When & Where? 9pm in front of the grocery on the NW corner of 8th St.
& 5th Ave.

Grub Community Building Meal this Sunday, February 17
1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. A mostly freegan dinner for strangers
and co-conspirators in a relaxed environment. There is no charge but
donations are requested. At Rubulad Home Base, 338 Flushing Ave. (btwn.
Classon & Taaffe, near the Navy Yard) in Brooklyn. Doors at 6:30pm;
dinner around 7. More info: http://suckapants.com/grub.html
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Want More Freegan Info? February 14, 2008 5:22 PM


Want more freegan info?

We also have a discussion list for folks interested in New York City area
freeganism, which is higher volume (around 15-20 messages a week) and
allows for open discussion of freegan-related matters. If you're
interested, you can join that by sending a message to
FreeganNYC-Discussion-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

Want to join a GLOBAL dialogue on freeganism and related issues? Join
Freeganworld, and discuss freeganism with people in Brazil, Burkina Faso,
Iceland, Japan, France, the UK, Kenya, Australia, and other countries! To
subscribe, send and email to FreeganWorld-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

Thanks for you interest, and hope to see you at another event soon!


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Trash Tour January 24, 2008 2:31 PM

Hi all, Sorry for the high list traffic lately- but we're keeping busy, and want to keep you all up to date on our events. We've added a last minute trash tour to our calendar for tomorrow, Thursday the 23rd - and we want YOU to be there! We'll meet at 9:30pm at one of our usual spots - in front of the grocery at 38th St. and 3rd Ave. in Manhattan. There will be a media camera there- we actually added this tour to accommodate an out of town media crew, so if you can make it, please come, as we'd like to have a good showing. And... anyone who is still going strong after the tour could head out to Brooklyn for last minute preparation for the fabulous Freegan Fashion Show! Again, that's a TRASH TOUR tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd - 9:30pm - 38th St. and 3rd Ave. See you there!  [ send green star]
 
The Tao of Dumpster Diving March 16, 2007 2:06 PM

The Tao Of Dumpster Diving

Why scavenge? You get a lot of really good food that's really, really free.
-by Ryan Beiler

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 March 16, 2007 1:53 PM

Meet Janet Wong and Make Treasures from Trash
Saturday, March 3, 2:00
Author Janet Wong and Steve the Dumpster Diver, the star of her new book, will show us how to turn trash into treasure. Bring your imagination because we're going to design a wacky dream-machine made from ordinary junk. Janet Wong will inspire us with a reading of The Dumpster Diver. Then Steve the Dumpster Diver himself will help kids "build" their dreams, collage-style, from images collected from magazines and catalogs. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Call 212-678-1654 for reservations.


Check out our other upcoming events, including lots of kids concerts, here.


Bank Street Bookstore
corner of 112th Street and Broadway 212.678.1654
www.bankstreetbooks.com
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 March 13, 2007 5:47 PM

Here's a link I picked up off the freegan list. Enjoy!

Foraging With the "Wildman"

paula



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 March 13, 2007 5:42 PM

Q: "isn't freeganism just a new name for and old practice?" (when they say it, they mean veganism, guerrila gardening, etc etc....)

A: Freeganism is not a practice-- freeganism is the idea of living sustainable while not participating in the capitalist economy. There may very well be other words for this concept. But its important to remember that freeganism isn't defined by any particular practice, but rather to the philosophy with which freegans approach these practices. A person can be a dumpster diver and not be a freegan. A person can be a freegan and not be a dumpster diver.

Q:Freegans only exist because of waste.what if there's no waste anymore??If people stop trhwoing away things, there will be impossbiel to be freegan Aren't freegans the system's parasites????

* fair use *

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 March 13, 2007 5:23 PM

http://www.live4free.org/

For announcements of human, animal, and earth liberation actions in
New York City, send a blank email message to
wetlands-activism-subscribe@lists.riseup.net.

Wetlands Activism Collective, PO Box 344, New York, NY 10108
Phone: (201) 928-2831 Email: activism@wetlands-preserve.org

Visit these websites!
http://wetlands-preserve.org* http://freegan.info*
http://ftaareferendum.org* http://freetradekillsanimals.org
* http://foodnotfur.org * http://furfreenyc.org*

JUST CREATED: http://www.friendsofbradwill.org/* http://andystepanian.com/


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Freeganism March 12, 2007 4:54 PM

Here's something I copied & pasted about something I subscribe to about a movement or belief system called freeganism. I mentioned this idea in this group before.

Conveniently, riseup lists can be subscriber-managed.
To unsubscribe from this list, send an email to:
freeganworld-unsubscribe@lists.riseup.net
If you just want to hear about freegan events in New York City, consider subscribing to our much lower volume (about 1-2 messages per week) events announcement list by sending an email to:
freegannyc-events-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

If you like the discussion, but it's just too much email, you can get just one message a day by switching to DIGEST mode, which combines daily messages into one big message with a list of contents at the top, or even NO MAIL which lets you stay on the list, post when you want, and look at the archives, but keeps the mail out of your inbox.
To do this, first go to lists.riseup.net
Login. Your password is sent to you anytime you subscribe to a list, but if you lost it, you can have it sent to you by clicking on the link on the left side of the front page, under "Logging In". On the next page, type in your full email, and click "Send me my password". Then login.
Once you've logged in, go to "Your Subscriptions" where you'll find the lists you're subscribed to. To switch your settings on freeganworld, click on that list and hit "Options". There, under "Reception Mode" you can switch to DIGEST or even NO MAIL.
Even if you unsubscribe, be sure to periodically visit our website at http://freegan.info!

Dumpster diving is only one example. It embraces a way of living no t just pulling things out of the trash. In fact you don't need to dumpster dive to be a freegan. I'm not the greatest at defining things so please bear with me & keep an open mind as I said before. I feel I've learned some things from the freegan groups I belong to & try to post ideas from these lists here & on my Catholic Worker group whenever I can. http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/CatholicWorker

paula
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