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People are AWESOME and Crazy

12 Aug

The “Swimming Cities of Serenissima” is a floating fleet of art boats – created entirely from trash. A crew, led  by Tianna Kennedy (a New Yorker) drove the art boats from the coast of Slovenia to the heart of Venice, Italy. The crew was assembled from a random mix of dumpster-diving, freegans with experience in living on the cheap. The goal was to ride the assembled boats to Venice, Italy – put on a show, and then disassemble them.

Apparently the trip was not without suffering. Kennedy claims that the journey was pretty miserable and the crew survived mostly on bread, Prosecco and beer. I think it’s pretty rad what people can do with no money, and all in the name of art! I mean look at these art boats, It’s like a fairy tale.





9 May

So we have all heard of vegan but have you heard of freegan? Freegans are people who look for free food, typically in dumpsters behind grocery stores. They do not eat food that is spoiled or might make them sick,  just slightly beyond it’s expiration or no longer desirable to the grocery store.

Freegans aren’t homeless or desperate, they are making a statement. As a society, we consume and waste so much but I don’t think I would want to dumpster dive for my dinner! I do however love this organization: Food Not Bombs. An organization that schedules pick-ups with various sources to rescue food that would other-wise be tossed and provide it to the hungry. It is loosely associated with the freegan movement.