Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Student sustainability video festival 16: Meet the Freegans on Trashopolis

It’s time to pick up where I left off Student sustainability video festival 15: 'The Top Banana' trailer with another video from my students’ presentations.  Tonight, it’s Trashopolis : Meet the Freegans from the Smithsonian Channel.

Not all garbage should be thrown away -- at least, that's what the Freegans, a group of dumpster-divers who live off unspoiled discarded food, believe.
This is the second time that one of my students have presented on this topic, but the last time was at least five years ago.  Both times, the student was simultanteously disgusted and amazed and showed a perverse admiration for the lifestyle.  Freeganism certainly wasn't for either student.

My comment is that this video fits this month’s theme perfectly; the Freegans are showing how to do more with less.

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