Freegan called people who use alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy, and minimal resource consumption.
The community advocates Freegans, generosity, social consciousness, freedom, cooperation and sharing in opposition to society based on materialism, social apathy, competition, conformity and greed.
Freegan word derived from "free" (free) and vegan (vegan). They are called "Vegans" those who avoid the consumption of animal products or products tested on animals in an effort to avoid causing harm. The Freegans take this stance a step further by recognizing that in a complex industrial economy of mass production and motivated by profit, the abuse of people, animals and the earth abound at all levels of production (from acquisition of the subject premium, production and transport) and that goes for almost every single product we buy.
The freengans employ a variety of strategies for practical living based on our principles:EXPENSE CLAIMAs freegans, collect food instead of buying to avoid being cosumidores ourselves, to politically challenge the injustice of allowing vital resources to be spent while multitudes lack basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter, and reduce spending to be inceneradoras stop to land and which are located in poor neighborhoods en masse (not white) leading to high levels of cancer and asthma.