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Mar 31, 2007
Focus: Business
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
FREEGAN EVENTS
IN NEW YORK CITY

Join us for upcoming freegan events, trash tours and meetings

Call Janet at (347)724-6954 or email Madeline at<mailto:ask@freegan.info> ask@freegan.info
with questions on any event.
Events that don't list a fee and don't mention the organizing group
are free and are organized by Freegan.info.

Every Wednesday and Saturday * Freegan bike repair workshop
Learn how to turn found bike parts into working bicycles. And build your own bike. For more info, call Christian at (917) 582-9010.  Media reps are welcome on Wednesdays, but Saturdays are media free.
When & Where?
Starting at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays, going until at least 9:00 pm, and from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturdays. 327 West 36th St. bet. 8th & 9th Aves (look for open door and bike stuff at entrance).


Saturday, March 31 to Monday, April 2 * Brooklyn ewaste recycling
If you're in Brooklyn, bike your ewaste over to this recycling event sponsored by the <http://freegan.info/www.lesecologycenter.org>Lower East Side Ecology Center.
When and Where?
J. J. Byrne Park on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , and  Monday, April 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The park is on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Thursday,  April 5 * Freegan Meeting and Trash Tour
Join us for a meeting to plan upcoming freegan events and outreach. After, we will explore the area's wasted food and other goods. The meeting is not open to media, but the tour that follows is open to media that have scheduled in advance. (We recommend scheduling at least one month in advance).
When & Where?
Meet at 7:30pm at Green Pea deli at 435 5th Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets. To come just for the tour, meet us at 9:30pm in front of the grocery on 38th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Thursday, April 12 * Freegan Forum
Join a panel of freegans to learn strategies to limit our involvement in the mass production oriented, industrial capitalist economy, and live in ways that sustain our planet's ecosystems, foster community, allow us to reclaim our time. and and provide access to vital resources regardless of means.
When & Where?
 7-9pm, 66 West 12th St (The New School, Lang Cafeteria, Room 100). Trash tour to follow, exploring the needless waste of useable resources by retail stores and reclaiming goods for practical use.

Thursday, April 19 * Freegan Meeting and Trash Tour
Join us to plan upcoming freegan events and outreach. After, we will explore the area's wasted food and other goods. The meeting and trash tour are NOT open to media.
When and Where?
Meet at 7:30pm at Regale deli in the rear seating area. Regale is on 5th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. To come just for the tour, meet us at the deli at 9:30pm.

Saturday, April 21 * Eco-Fair in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Want to celebrate Earth Day but New York's official events have gotten too corporate? Join Recycle This! and a number of grassroots ecology groups for an Eco-Fair and Recycle In in Brooklyn, in conjunction with Park Slope Civic Council's Spring Fling/Clean Sweep and family oriented events by Park Slope Parents. Activities include electronics recycling with Per Scholas, composting, a seed swap, textile recycling, a solar display and music. Food by Freegan.info.
When & Where?
11am-4pm, Old Stone House/J.J. Byrne Park space (5th Avenue between 3rd & 4th Streets), Brooklyn

Thursday, April 26 * 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. We will also collect food for our monthly feast to be held the next night.  The tour is open to media that have scheduled in advance. (We recommend scheduling at least one month in advance)
When & Where?
Meet us at 9:30pm in front of the grocery on 38th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Friday, April 27th: Freegan Feast
Be prepared to share in the food preparation and then in the good company of a group of diverse and interesting people who care about each other and about change.
When & Where?
RSVP to find out location. Help cook at 5:30pm & eat at 8. Due to limited space, please call Janet to RSVP between one week and one day before the event.  347-724-6954.


Ongoing Events
COMPOSTING
<http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.html>Lower East Side Ecology Center accepts organic material for composting (fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds and tea bags, egg and nut shells, cut flowers, and similar organic material). LESEC has drop-off bins at the Union Square Greenmarket (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm).
For other composting drop sites, visit <http://www.nyccompost.org/resources/organizations.html>http://www.nyccompost.org/resources/organizations.html.

COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
<http://www.perscholas.org/>Per Scholas is a recycling facility in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that allows individuals to drop off up to five pieces of residential computer and electronic equipment. Keyboards, mice and speakers are not included in the count.  A monetary donation is required for the six through Nth piece. They cannot accept TVs that contain wood since they cannot recycle organic matter. They accept residential equipment Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

<http://freegan.info/www.lesecologycenter.org>Lower East Side Ecology Center also hosts electronics recycling events. See the event listed above for March 31 to April 2.


WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Organized and hosted by TIMES UP!,49 East Houston (between Mott and Mulberry), in the basement workshop.
LADIES' BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT: Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. No previous experience with bicycle repair required or expected.
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS: Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.
For more information about events at Time's Up!, visit <http://www.times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php>http://www.times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

WILD FOOD TOURS
"Wildman" Steve Brill holds frequent tours where you can learn to find and harvest wild growing plants for food and medicine Fee is $12 ($6 for children under 12), sliding scale. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Tours this month in the NYC area are: 4/1 in Central Park; 4/7 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn; 4/14 in Central Park; 4/21 in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan; 4/22 in Forest Park, Kew Gardens, Queens.
Check the details and sign up at <http://wildmanstevebrill.com/>http://wildmanstevebrill.com/ or call (914) 835-2153.

GRUB COMMUNITY BUILDING MEAL
1st and 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. Organized by In Our Hearts and Toy Shop collectives; at Rubulad, 338 Flushing Avenue(between Classon & Taaffe - near the Navy Yard) in Brooklyn. 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. Doors open 6:30; dinner around 7:00. More info at <http://www.toyshopcollective.com/grub.html>http://www.toyshopcollective.com/grub.html

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.orghttp://foodnotfur.org  * http://furfreenyc.org *

JUST CREATED: http://www.friendsofbradwill.org/ * http://andystepanian.com/
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Posted: Mar 31, 2007 8:07am
Mar 31, 2007
Focus: Business
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States

Freegan Forum

A Discussion on Sustainable Living Beyond Capitalism


When: April 12th 7-9pm (at  9PM we'll begin a walking tour of the useable retail waste of the West Village).
Where: The New School, Enter at 66 West 12th Street (East of 6th av), Manhattan
Sign in, go through courtyard to Lang Cafeteria (Room 100)
Additional Info: Call (347) 724-6954 or email ask@freegan.info.
Admission is free & Freegan refreshments will be provided!
Of ten misunderstood  to mean simply dumpster diving for food, freeganism is a holistic philosophy and way of living based on deliberate non-participation in the capitalist economy through labor or spending.

Join Freegan.info for an introduction to freeganism, addressing questions including:
   * What is freeganism?
   * Do "fair trade", "organic", "vegan" and other "responsible shopping" standards go far enough?
   * What is the connection between waste, hunger, globalization, and environmental destruction?
   * What  is "planned obsolesence" how do freegans challenge this cynical marketing strategy?
   * Is it possible to live without participating in capitalism?
   * What are mutual aid and gift  economics, and how do they  relate to freeganism?
   * What are the common practices of the freegan lifestyle?
   * Is freeganism just a lifestyle esthetic or a strategy for revolutionary change?
   * Can freeganism easy the transition to a post-petroleum society?
   * Does freeganism provide a provide a strategy for meeting people's needs and challenging the capitalist myth of scarcity in a class-based society where so many are deprived of daily  necessities?
   * What are current projects and activities in NYC that reflect a freegan ethic?
Sponsored by Freegan.info and the New School's  Direct Action Networking Collective.
To learn more about freeganism, visit <http://www.freegan.info/>www.freegan.info.
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