Do you want to reduce your consumer impact on earth, humans and animals? Are you concerned about the wastefulness of our consumer society? Learn how to find useable goods in the refuse of our throw-away culture, to identify wild edibles, to repair and rebuild bikes, clothing and more. Learn more about our group at our website, And join our mailing lists on Riseup ( organized by what you're interested in — events only, discussion, a spontaneous dumpster diving list, and more. Search by keyword "freegannyc".

If you are mainly interested in dumpster diving in NYC consider going on your own or in small groups rather than on our "trash tours" which are oriented more for learning than for acquisition. Our dumpster directories for Manhattan and Brooklyn are great resources.

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  • 4 days ago · 9:00 PM

    Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour

    16 people | 5.00 | 2 Photos

    At 9pm, we will end our business meeting, and have a brief introductory discussion about freeganism. Newcomers are always welcome and encouraged to attend our full... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 7:30 PM

    Freegan Meeting

    11 people

    After brief report-backs on ongoing projects, we will have an open, facilitated discussion on a topic of freegan interest.  This month, we’ll be following up on our film... Learn more
  • October 1 · 7:00 PM

    Freegan Film Night

    17 people | 5.00 | 3 Photos

    Join us for Freegan Film Night featuring Urban Roots. Freegan snacks will be available. We’ll watch the movie, enjoy some food, and share our thoughts. “Urban Roots... Learn more
  • September 16 · 5:30 PM

    Freegan Feast!

    2 people

    A FREE and mostly vegan community meals we make together with love, mostly using food we rescued from the trash. We share meal planning, cooking, and other food prep... Learn more
  • September 15 · 9:00 PM

    Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour

    14 people | 5.00

    So we have a better idea of who is coming for what, we're separating the meeting from the 101 and trash tour. Feel free to come to both! At 9pm, we end our... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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