~ Leaving No Trace ~
The Burning Man community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Dear Black Rock City:
Normally today I would write a blog post about how we can all continue to do better at Leaving No Trace on the playa.
Instead, it is my great pleasure to tell you that we have passed a new milestone, reached a new high water mark, accomplished a feat never before seen in the history of Burning Man: An almost entirely GREEN Esplanade.
Moop Map Legend
GREEN: Low Impact to No Impact Trace. The moop line moves at a normal walking pace, picking up very little.
YELLOW: Moderate Impact Trace. The line must slow down in order to pick up all the moop here.
RED: High Impact Trace. The line must stop to clean up hotspots or very moopy areas.
We’re not posting details of what was found in each spot. If you are a theme camp, your Placement representative may have more detailed information for you in a few months (when the entire Moop Map is finalized). Please be patient: we have much more work to do before we can pass detailed information along.
That beautiful, moop-free Esplanade is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Esplanade camps, and the Burners who donate their spare time and money, year after year, to bring the party to Black Rock City’s main drag. In so many ways, the Esplanade embodies the best of what Burning Man can be, in all ten principles. With the amount of traffic these camps receive, the infrastructure they build, the stunts they pull off — it’s incredible that they have also succeeded so admirably in Leaving No Trace.
“These Esplanade camps are professionals. They know how to do it right.”
– Stabby Abby, Playa Restoration Scribe
This is also a testament to all of us who take care to control our moop and leave things better than we found them, even in the maelstrom of Esplanade in all its sound and fury.
People of Black Rock City, let’s have a BIG round of applause for the camps of the Esplanade, and for everyone who helped them Leave No Trace in 2014. And let’s learn from this success. If the Esplanade can do it, so can every camp on the playa.
Support Esplanade LNT in 2015
The Playa Restoration crew loves to celebrate Black Rock City’s ongoing efforts to Leave No Trace. Each year, we meet one afternoon at 2:00, and moop our way along the entire Esplanade to 10:00. The catch: We stop at every bar on the way.
The moop marathon is our show of love for Burning Man. Want to participate? Create your own moop march!
Stay tuned for more, as the moop line marches through the streets of BRC. We’ll keep posting the results just as quickly as we can compile them.
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