December 4, 2004
I'm an old leftie hippie type who somehow ended up doing a 20 year stint in the corporate world. I escaped in October 2005 and love finding ways to joyfully dissolve the vicious cycle of rampant consumption and corporate exploitation.
New participants are often amazed at what retailers throwing out here in NYC. Freegan.info has also expanded way beyond dumpster diving. We regularly share skills on wild plant foraging, bike repair, sewing and other ways to live outside the ecologically destructive and unjust "buy and toss" system. We also organize forums, book groups and movie nights on ecology and social change.