I knew some cool Freegans back in my neo-hippy days. I'm all for the principles of Freeganism, but I'm not holding my breath that it'll ever be anything but a fringe movement.

I mean, come on -- you're asking people to take food out of the trash. There's a LOT of cultural hang-ups to get around there, way more than asking people to switch their light bulbs or drive slower on the highway.

The New York Post followed a few Freegans out for a nights "shopping", check it out.

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.