Ever heard of a freegan? Neither had I until I stumbled upon this site.
Wow. Here I was worried about the quality of my donations to the local thrift store… Freegans are hardcore.
Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed.
I’m in awe. Kinda reminds me of the spirit of The Story of Stuff.
And perhaps out of concern that most of us will reconsider our spending, the Harper’s gov’t wants to hear from us via an online poll about their budget. Seriously. We have til Feb 11th, so let’s each chime in. Nothing wrong with living out a bit of democracy now and then.