Our Leave-no-trace plan is our mutual commitment to a Burning Man experience with zero-impact on the playa. We all see taking care of the playa as our personal responsibility. We will all help each other remember and fulfil this commitment.
We’ve been an Earth Guardian “Model Camp” in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and we won “Camp of the Day” in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011. The Earth Guardians have helped us refine our practices and we’ve embraced many of their suggestions.
Our holistic approach is to not make a mess in the first place! We’ll bring less and store it better. We’ll make it easier for anyone else in our camp to secure our stuff rather than relying on luck to ensure that someone gets someone else’s stuff secured during a storm. We’re ready for a storm whenever it happens. That coupled with our normal vigilance will mean less time spent cleaning up for everyone and less chances of debris blowing away that someone else will have to clean up for us.
Ellyn Bush is our LNT expert and main liaison with the Earth Guardians. She is committed to overseeing all LNT practices in the camp and ensuring that all camp members comply with our cleanup plan from our initial arrival on the playa until we all leave. Ellyn is also our Recycling Guru, who ensures we all recycle what can be recycled.
Less is More
Our philosophy is: less is more
We bring less stuff that doesn’t matter and spend more time enjoying Burning Man. We’ll certainly bring fun stuff like costumes, domes, camping equipment, art projects, etc., that allow us to interact with our fellow citizens of BRC. And we’ll bring things to keep ourselves comfortable and well-fed regardless of the conditions. Of course we’ll have tools and a few extra materials — we have to anticipate the unexpected to reasonably balance the will of the desert. But we’re making a conscious effort to bring less and do more with it.