Saturday, October 24, 2009


Today is the 350 global day of action decentralized action around the world to raise awareness for global warming tipping point and try to make governments agree on the 350ppm limit of CO2 emissions on the next Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference... sincerely i don't belive in any change coming from governments, and anyway, the 350ppm limit in 2012 (It's FOUR years from now!!!) is the most positive scientist agreements, the less optimistic ones says it must be 280ppm...currently we are around 385ppm and going up every day... this is a nice clip to understand what tipping point means: Wake up, Freak out!
In the morning we cycled to the beach for a solar breakfast, hot chocolate and cakes made of organic flour, cooked on sun ovens...
Lolo and Lolo :D
From there we continued in a small critical mass to las ramblas where other actions were taking place, we meet amparom, who we meet in the yoga class, that asked for help in a street performance, we went home for lunch and then we meet for a meeting to train the performance in La Carbonería.
From there we went again to las ramblas for a samba performance against climate change and to present our little performance, fun :)
After that we went for a real climate change action, dumpster diving from an organic shop near the center.
saving a pineapple from ending in a dump somewhere, after traveling half world just to be neglected in barcelona streets...
Talking about skiping food, it's not the first (i can't even count how many time i've done it already) in this trip that i recycle food, but it's amazing that here we can live 100% freegan, but why?, people can ask, lack of money? definitely NO! there are loads of reason to dumpster, for sure most of them involves lack of money, but there are thousands of people doing it for ethical and idealistic reasons, it's a forced open-eye experience the first times you do it, this fucked up society, based on savage capitalism and consumerism, wast so much of our resources, i think the best and most original food i've eaten so far came from garbage bins, and i've eaten it recently.

When you skip you look for clean products, most of them are still wrapped on tons of plastic, others have skin that can be easily washed and pealed, i would never eat something already rotten, and only a dumb can not easily see and smell when that occurs, all my friends that dumpster food told they were never sick from that, probably even the contrary, as you are "obligated" to eat so many fruits :D...
some of the food we saved last days, after select and clean them
just as an example these days i'm spending in barcelona i've already dumpster: pineapples, papayas, chirimoyas, bananas, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, oranges, grapes, kiwis, carrots, tomatos, potatoes, onions, lettuce, beans, some vegetables that i don't even know the name of, cookies, bread, juices, organic (!!!) croissants, yogurts, rice, olive oil, eggs, fresh pasta, tortellini, and other crap also as mayonese, bechamel and even beer!

most of the things were still inside the validity date or the date was finishing that day (and as you should know, those that in packages have always to be less than the truth), they were just thrown in the garbage, after beeing plantes, produced, packed, transported and shown in a shop because they were not sellable, because one in 10 tomatoes was rotten, or a can had a bump...

it's only logical to do it, and here in barcelona loads of people do it, it's a crazy social event, people talk a lot while waiting for the shop to close and exchange things they found ;) i've meet all kind of people doing it, young, old, students, punks, poor people...etc... all helping each other and talking about the waste produced every fucking day!

You can see the for more info and a movie from lily: Skipping waste

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