adam_weissman (adam_weissman) wrote in chicagodumpster,

Chicago Freegans/Dumpster Divers Needed for Media Interviews, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country who want to find local freegans to interview. We've received two media requests in Chicago.

What is freeganism?

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around adapting practical strategies to minimize personal consumer impact, cut financial support for the capitalist system that is destroying the earth and human and animal lives, and create new methods for people to survive and thrive based on sharing, mutual aid, social responsibility, and ecological concern. Freegan practices include dumpster diving for food, clothing, funiture, etc., squatting buildings, guerilla gardening, train hopping, and more. If you aren't familiar with freeganism, visit Or for a quick definition of freeganism, visit

If you aren't sure what freeganism has to do with animal rights, visit . As many animal rights activists have heard inaccurate descriptions of what a freegan is, you may be surprised to learn that freeganism is a lifestyle that powerfully reinforces animal rights ethics.)

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If you or someone you know would like to participate in a media story in Chicago or any of the towns listed below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email

Here are the cities we are currently looking for interviewees in or near:

Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Boston, MA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chicago, IL
Cincinatti, OH
Los Angeles, CA
Northern VA
Phoenix, AZ
Syracuse, NY
Toronto, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington NC
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