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Dumpster Diving As An Act Of Faith

Religious News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) As a musician barely scraping by, Gio Andollo looks to trash bins as a way of life. On a recent outing, he carefully untied bags out...

Economies Go Alternative

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

If you live in Greece or Spain or even in parts of the United States, that nasty gurgling sound is the economy going down the drain. The official economy, that is -- the one that gets tracked by the accountants and tax officials and economists who feature in the media every day.

Ten Free and Almost Free Gift Ideas

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Does the holiday gift shopping season make you want to bury your head under the covers until December 26th? Well, you're not alone. But just because big box retailers get all the press doesn't mean that the only gift giving options involve the words "big screen" and "TV."

Can An Ancient Farming Practice Solve Current Hunger Crisis?

www.takepart.com | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

Gleaning. The word may not be immediately recognizable to many, and that’s probably because it hasn’t been a practice of most Americans for a long...

Dumpster Diving Tips: The Freegan Way (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dumpster diving is a practice becoming more common among financially stable people, intertwined with the growing freegan movement. Their name derived...

Food Waste: What Is The Environmental Toll Of Discarded Food In America?

Scientific American | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially in light of the growing divide between the profligate rich and the hungry poor. According to the U....

Get Cooking With The Art of Eating In

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Cathy Erway made a radical decision: in New York, this capital of restaurants, in this city of buying and spending, she was going to stay in and cook.

Twitter Feeding Your World

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Graham Hill

Many Americans throw away masses of food but health regulations make it harder for leftover food to get officially donated. Social networking can help, here's how.

Foraging For Your Food Cuts Back On Spending And Carbon

Chelsea Green | Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You already know that shopping at your local farmers market or CSA is a great way to reduce your food miles. And, if you take that one step further, g...

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Cash -- No Excuses

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Right now, consumers across the country are looking for ways to cut back. Luckily, some of the best ways to save money are also simple steps toward living a little greener.

4 Easy Ways to Be a Freegan

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Conventional wisdom states that dumpster-diving is for the homeless. Freegans, however, are a small anticonsumerist group who won't allow anything use...

Freeganism: Do You Buy It?

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Madeline Nelson finds a bag of slightly bruised apples and day-old bread left in a supermarket's Dumpster too tempting to pass up. "A lot of perfectl...