There is such a thing as a Free Lunch: Meet the Freegans (w/thanks for tip to Treehugger)

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 8, 2009
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Meet the Freegans from on Vimeo.

Would you do this? If you did, why? If not, why? These folks don’t just question our society, a society that throws out vast amounts of food even in tough economic times, and fails to find a way to save such food from dumpsters…they go out and take advantage of the system, helping to plug leaks in our eco-nomy, and living a truly zero-waste life with a negative footprint (in a postive way). With thanks for the tip to Treehugger, which has far more eloquent commentary here.

meet the freegans

Steve is an educated man, a school teacher. He also likes to eat food from dumpsters. Documentary. (6:36) Winner of a 2009 Telly Award and the 2008 International Documentary Challenge “Best Use of Political/Social Issue” award. Spotlighting the freegan movement in Portland Oregon, Meet the Freegans aired last August on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s series Oregon Lens and has screened locally here at the Hollywood Theater, at the 2008 Dokufest in Kosovo, 2008 Hot Docs in Toronto, and at the 2009 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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