Chris sez: "There's an interesting article over on newsday.com regarding the 'Freegan' Movement. The idea is basically this: Instead of paying for food, a group of individuals have decided to get their nourishment from that which would have otherwise become waste. These urban scavengers troll the garbage bins of health food stores and other eating establishments in urban areas in an effort to not only reduce the amount of society's wasted usable resourses, but to also benefit from that which you throw away. One Freegan, Luna Tic, even took the concept a step further and converted his car to run on cooking oil discarded by restaurants (he says he gets 12 miles to the gallon). Link
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.