What we're about

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, freegan.info (http://freegan.info/?page=home). And join our mailing lists on Riseup ( https://lists.riseup.net/www/home ) 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 (http://freegan.info/freegan-directories/dumpster-directory/freegan-guide-to-new-york-city/manhattan/) and Brooklyn (http://freegan.info/freegan-directories/brooklyn/) are great resources.

Upcoming events (5)

Freegan Meeting

Panera Bread

Help make freeganism happen in NYC! After brief report-backs on ongoing projects, we will have an open, facilitated discussion on a topic of freegan interest. Bring your ideas and opinions and let's talk! We welcome both those with experience taking part in non-hierarchical consensus-based groups and those participating for the first time. At 9pm, we will end our business meeting and have a brief, newcomer-friendly discussion about freeganism before the trash tour. The meeting is NOT open to media. Newcomers are always welcome and encouraged to attend our full meeting, but if you ONLY want an introduction to freeganism and to dumpster dive, DON'T sign up for this meeting! See the next one (Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour, later the same evening).

Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour

Needs a location

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 meeting, but if you just want an introduction to freeganism, you can come just for the Freeganism 101 discussion. After, we will explore the area’s wasted food and other goods. We give advice on how to salvage these goods and comment on the reasons for such waste. The meeting and tour are NOT open to media.

Freegan Meeting

Needs a location

Help make freeganism happen in NYC! At our organizational meetings we discuss and decide on future activities and group direction. Participants are encouraged to step up and introduce new freegan projects with the support of the group or take roles such as facilitating meetings or bottom-lining events. We welcome both those with experience taking part in non-hierarchical consensus-based groups and those participating for the first time! Newcomers are always welcome and encouraged to attend our full meeting, but if you ONLY want an introduction to freeganism and to dumpster dive, DON'T sign up for this meeting! See the next one (Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour).

Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour

Needs a location

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 organizational meeting (see previous event), and have a brief introductory discussion about freeganism. Newcomers are always welcome and encouraged to attend our full meeting, but if you just want an introduction to freeganism, you can come just for the Freeganism 101 discussion. After, we will explore the area’s wasted food and other goods. We give advice on how to salvage these goods and comment on the reasons for such waste. The meeting is not open to media, but the trash tour WILL welcome media that has contacted us in advance.

Past events (1,130)

Outdoor Really Really Free Market

Washington Square Park

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