How to Join Freegans

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Being a freegan is about standing up for what you believe. Stop being a slave to the economic system, and start boycotting activities that encourage consumerism and waste.

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    Find community. If you're lucky enough to live in a big city, you may already know of a few freegan communities around the city. If you want to join a community of freegans, you can look on the website for groups in your area. There are also chat rooms and message boards that let you share information and resources.

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    Go where the food is. Finding discarded food in dumpsters is something that most freegans share, so if you want to be a freegan, you should look here first. Local restaurants and large supermarkets are often coveted spots for obtaining food that's still perfectly usable, despite a passed expiration date.

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    Get involved. Many freegans are actively involved in charity organizations like Food Not Bombs, so getting involved in the various causes is a great way to find others who think like you do.

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    Participate in Freecycle and other donation sites. Freecycle is set up as a way for people to recycle unwanted items and give them a new life somewhere else. Many freegans use the site to furnish their homes and offices.

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