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Trash talk on January 8th in Princeton

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TALK: “GARBLOGGING”

4:00 p.m.

Leila Darabi

The world of “garbloggers” is diverse and ever-growing, ranging from artists sharing work made out of recycled materials to armchair environmentalists tracking their own waste to make a political statement.

Leila Darabi, creator of the blog everydaytrash, will give an overview of the many voices talking and tracking trash online and the common themes connecting them.

Trained as a journalist, Darabi works in international development, a career which allows her to blog about trash from the far reaches of the planet.

Save the date!  This is my contribution to the Princeton Environmental Film Festival hosted  by the Princeton Public Library.  For a complete schedule of events, click here.  Note that my little talk precedes the screening of a trash film which is then followed by legendary trash author, Elizabeth Royte of Garbage Land and Bottlemania fame.

Operation Ivy

Friday, November 14, 2008

  Really people, why am I always the last to know?  I can’t believe that in two years of garblogging I’m only now discovering that in 2006 a group of Wesleyan students travelled around to five Ivy League campuses and made a documentary about diving in those elite dumpsters.  Having grown up on a sucession of college campuses, I’m thrilled to see ANY effort to reduce the waste.  I know homelessness and hunger are complex problems, but when walking around a college campus, especially the well endowed sort, it is hard to fathom how anyone could be needy in this sickly over-satiated country.  Dumpster diving in college towns is so easy it’s more of a public service than a sport.

Of course half of the Princeton students (sample size unknown) polled on this collegate blog disagree that it’s a good idea.  Shocking.


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