Good news, coffee snobs fans! Espwesso’s benevolent dictator Jake Eichengreen ’13 tells us that in one last hurrah before break, Espwesso will be running a special promotion this week. Sunday to Wednesday this week between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30 p.m., members of one class will receive any item on the menu for free, starting Sunday night with Freshman and progressing up to seniors Wednesday night.
So, the schedule will be as follows:
Remember, kids, this is only between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30. If you don’t frequent Espwesso, you’re missing out on seriously delicious coffee in a seriously cozy spot. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know the cafe, which is located on the bottom floor of Allbritton.
A Really, Really Free Market is like a potluck where everybody brings something and goes away with more. We all have skills, ideas, objects, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, and many other things to share. If we bring them all together at the Really Really Free Market, we can provide more balanced and full lives for everyone.
As a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals. If we share our resources we won’t need to buy as many new ones. This uses fewer of the Earth’s resources, and fewer of our working hours, leaving us more time to devote to ourselves and each other.
Woo! This time the free market is at Mocon, which is overflowing with stuff from Waste Not…so come and take things and/or bring some stuff of your own that you no longer need. Also feel free to bring food, musical instruments, whatever you’ve got and feel like you want to share…though I will say that Mocon is no longer heated, so take that into account.
We posted briefly last week about Jean Pockrus ’08 being featured as a Freegan activist in CosmoGIRL magazine’s September 2008 issue. Here’s Pockrus’s account of the experience and a discussion of her involvement in Freeganism on College OTR:
Naturally, all the friends I’ve shown the magazine to have cracked up laughing. A word to those who don’t know me: I’d probably be voted “Least Likely to Be in CosmoGIRL!” — if such a designation existed in high school year books. (And for another thing, I don’t even identify anywhere close to whatever a CosmoGIRL is supposed to be! I’m gender-queer and probably one of the queerest looking people they’ve ever had in the magazine.) But, despite laughing along with my friends, I have to say that I hope that the CosmoGIRL! piece does more than amuse. I hope that it exposes a generation of young consumers to Freeganism. I look forward to seeing more people, from fifteen-year-old CosmoGIRLs to young activists to suburban kids looking for fun, reclaiming trash from the curbside, the dumpster, and the local dump.
I personally think that dumpster divers are excavating the future in our society. We’re seeing the effects of runaway consumption and a crisis of overproduction first-hand. It’s a fascinating movement, Freeganism, and worth checking out if you’re interested in environmental activism, anti-consumerism, alternative economics, and all kinds of other yummy foods-for-thought. For many activists in on this end of the spectrum, it seems that becoming a practicing Freegan is the next step towards realizing their political, social, and environmental views.