Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.  – Carl Sagan

It’s difficult to go 24 hours these days without encountering a conversation or story about climate change. And for good reason. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, which may be the greatest collective challenge humanity has ever faced. Whatever your personal beliefs and wherever you fall on the political spectrum, this issue affects us all. The actions we choose to take (or not) over the next decade will determine the course of our future as a species.

Burning Man has long been engaged in environmental stewardship through initiatives like Earth Guardians and the 2007 Green Man theme, and through partnerships with Black Rock Labs, Black Rock Solar, and Friends of Black Rock High Rock.

But we have to do more, and we have to do it now.

It’s time to rally the significant intellectual, creative, and financial resources of the Burning Man community to develop, proliferate, and scale environmental sustainability solutions. We’re looking to you to put your heads and hearts together to help address some of mankind’s most pressing challenges.

To that end, today Burning Man Project is setting three broad goals to be achieved over the next 10 years:

  1. No Matter Out of Place. Handle waste ecologically.
  2. Be Regenerative. Create a net positive ecological and environmental impact.
  3. Be Carbon Negative. Remove more carbon from the environment than we put into it.

These goals apply to Black Rock City and to Burning Man Project’s year-round programs and operations. We have just published our Environmental Sustainability Roadmap on Medium,* which goes into greater detail. We encourage you to read it and contribute to the dialogue here.

Long View by Don Kennell & Lisa Adler (Photo by Juan P. Zapata)

If the Kingdom of Bhutan can do it, shouldn’t we? And shouldn’t we inspire others to do the same?

Burning Man Project’s nonprofit mission is to facilitate and extend the culture of Burning Man into the world. In our efforts to become regenerative and carbon negative, we can further this mission and activate our community’s Principles by demonstrating how innovative and industrious individuals can work together in an open-source model to create and scale solutions for fighting climate change.

We don’t have all the answers. We’re not even sure we’re asking all of the right questions (yet). We’ve decided to state where we hope to go, and to trust that you — this community that’s clearly capable of great, improbable, and even unimaginable things — will help us get there. In true Burning Man fashion, we know this has to be a genuinely collaborative effort. This will require our most creative problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking yet, and we want you to be part of it.

We’re excited to do this work.

We hope you are, too.

Please check out the full roadmap here and join us.

* On Medium, you say? Why there? Like everything else about this project, this is an experiment. We’ve recently begun exploring Medium as a space for encouraging dialogue around Burning Man-related topics, and deepening the connections between Burning Man and other networks, communities, and ideas. We invite you to join the discussion there and/or in the comments here.


Top photo: Tree of Ténéré by Zachary Smith, Mark C. Slee  and Studio Drift (Photo by Leori Gill)

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51 Comments on “Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future

  • Theodore says:

    Quite so ! Time to build a self sustaining eco-Solar community ! One that grows it’s own food aeroponicaly, one that has aircrete domes and swimming ponds from well water !

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  • Yes! Some say it’s impossible to operate Burning Man sustainably, but I’ve seen the impossible happen in that desert. Let’s do it! We are accepting strategies, scalable solutions, and the gumption to do something about it here: http://www.blackrocklabs.org
    LovesnDusts,
    TheDoctoRyan

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  • Bruce says:

    Here’s a place to start: 7:00 and E the Alternative Energy Zone Village. 20 years and no generators. Take a tour and see how e do it. https://aezone.wixsite.com/ae-zone

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    • Jupiter says:

      Yes! If they can do it why can’t burning man make this a standard for ALL major theme camps to switch over within the next 3 years? I think we give WAY too much time for change. For instance leaders saying by 2050 abc will happen. It’s too far away! The future is now and as a small community we can change things way faster than a large city with permanent infrastructure.

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    • Mark McCormack says:

      I would love to visit and see your ideas and exhibits, except I can’t seem to get a parking pass this year.

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  • Saggo says:

    Climate change is caused by that big yellow burning thing in the sky. But humans like to think we control the entire planet, including the climate.

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    • Joe says:

      Try reading some science buddy

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      • Saggo says:

        Try getting a real education.

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      • Neurotransmitter says:

        Saggo is El Righto. He is one of the few that gets it. Global Warming is the biggest HOAX in the history of mankind. The climate changes, yes. It has and always will change. Humans have very little to do with it. So put down the Kool-Aide and start thinking for yourself instead of buying into what you’ve been ‘told’ (repeatedly). Wake up. Examine climate history back to the Younger Dryas period. Notice how data results can vary depending on how, when, and where it is measured. Ponder how flawed computer models can produce bogus results. Avail yourself some common sense and re-examine your beliefs. Furthermore, it has been 12+ years since Gore’s ridiculous predictions. The Artic ice should have melted at least 5 years ago (I’m cereal). Yet it is fully intact as are the polar bears. We are entering a ‘Solar Minimum’…which means potentially 11 years of global cooling….’It is the sun, stupid’.

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    • Jupiter says:

      Seriously? That is so ignorant. So are you suggesting that our overflowing landfills which are now taking over the oceans are GOOD for the planet? And the thousands of tons of untreated animal feces from the meat industry that is going into the water…that has nothing to do with it either I’m sure ].

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    • Neurotransmitter says:

      Saggo is El Righto. He is one of the few that gets it. Global Warming is the biggest HOAX in the history of mankind. The climate changes, yes. It has and always will change. Humans have very little to do with it. So put down the Kool-Aide and start thinking for yourself instead of buying into what you’ve been ‘told’ (repeatedly). Wake up. Examine climate history back to the Younger Dryas period. Notice how data results can vary depending on how, when, and where it is measured. Ponder how flawed computer models can produce bogus results. Avail yourself some common sense and re-examine your beliefs. Furthermore, it has been 12+ years since Gore’s ridiculous predictions. The Artic ice should have melted at least 5 years ago (I’m cereal). Yet it is fully intact as are the polar bears. We are entering a ‘Solar Minimum’…which means potentially 11 years of global cooling….’It is the sun, stupid’.

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  • I am definitely ready to contribute and do what I can to inspire others as well. This is an extraordinary group of people that will make a difference!

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  • Johnny The Rod says:

    Yeeaaah… talk, or in this case, type is cheap. The BM event has a MASSIVE carbon footprint!! Most of the vehicles used by attendants are large, very inefficient, and have come from long distances using non-sustainable fuels. Once on-site, equally large amounts of fossil fuel is expended for utilities and entertainment. Even the sustainable materials are often manufactured with with processes and ingredients of a highly toxic nature when burned.
    And to change these conditions, BM would become something different.
    Offsetting these conditions would be no easy task, unless everyone there plants 1000 acres of hemp and bamboo every year.
    I truly love Burning Man, but environmentally friendly/conscientious it is not likely to ever be.

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    • Rex says:

      But it’s different when Burners do it. We’re communing with nature and meta-forces, so we need to burn all that gas to come together. This is how we get transformed so we can go out and tell other people how to live their lives.

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    • Joe says:

      You’re super right, which is why it’s super important for us to transform. I believe it’s possible, and it won’t happen quickly, and the truth is that China and India are the ones we need to convince, so let’s set an example!!

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    • Jupiter says:

      Agreed! To do this Burning Man would HAVE to change. And it sounds like they are open to change. And I believe MANY burners are dissatisfied with the way the BORG runs things. I for one think we need to stop mindlessly burning perfectly good brand new lumber. Whatever we want to burn should be made of disguarded would or scraps. Get creative! Or maybe after building the art, perhaps DONATE the wood to build houses in communites of need OR build art that can last longer in those communities. Burning resources is a shame. And I don’t feel comfortable supporting an event that burns perfectly good resources for “fun” or even in the name of art.

      Additionally yes, the vehicles, the fuels, the MOOP, we have to encourage attendees to not buy their way out of pre burn anxiety! Sure you may need a few new caribeners or a new water bottle from time to time, but the excessive blinky lights and plastic wrapped garbage from Amazon and Walmart is too much! Since when is buying a pre made costume cooler than making your own out of thrift store and donated materials?? I think the whole culture does need a MAJOR change! And AMEN if Burning Man is DRASTICALLY different 10 years from now. I don’t care what the Vet burners say that it’s not the way it used to be. They used to shoot guns and run people over at high speeds. Things change for good reason and we need to EVOLVE! IT IS TIME!!!! LONG OVERDUE.

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  • SinglePly says:

    WAIT! BM is going to turn Fly Ranch into a composting toilet? Do they have to use single ply or can they luxuriate with two ply out there?

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  • Dave MacFarlane says:

    Here we go again. Of course, it’s another “crisis” followed by another “therefore, (fill in predefined solution here).” The “therefore” in this case is “ intellectual, creative, and financial resources”. Burners have always been called upon to furnlsh the first two in a mostly free and open manner. This scheme will be different. Ideas that do not fit the hysteria predefined fix will not be considered, those voices will not be heard. Let’s put moop and environmental impact mitigation aside, everybody is for that. What we’re talking about here is carbon dioxide. The third “therefore” burners need to contribute is “financial resources” and as usual, there is no price tag given, just a warning to cough up or the crisis will “determine the course of our future as a species.”
    Burning Man is not exactly an environmentally friendly event from a carbon point of view: the planes, the big RV’s, the generators, the propane, the flame cannons, the mutant vehicles, not to mention the two yuuuuge (as Bernie would say) fires that can be seen from space. The idea of a wind farm or solar array large enough to offset this would cost in the billions and have serious problems of their own. Anybody who is really serious about global warming must be for nuclear power since it’s the only scalable source of clean energy. A small nuclear plant could power the electrical needs of the playa but still wouldn’t address the planes and other transportation coming and going. Also, because of the “predefined” fixes acceptable, nuclear would not be accepted because Jane Fonda made a movie about a meltdown in 1979.
    This leaves us with “carbon offsets.” When nobody comes up with a practical “carbon negative” solution, the “carbon offset” will be proposed. For a mere few hundred bucks per ticket, these “offsets” can be purchased and everyone can go home feeling like they’ve done a great job and saved the planet and changed “the course of our future as a species.” Of course, all they’ve really done is line Al Gore’s pocket since he sells the bogus “carbon offsets.” But, no matter. It’s better to feel good than to do good.

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    • Joe says:

      Your criticisms are valid, but I stand defiantly hopeful. Is it not worth our time to develop scaleable renewable options to reduce our impact by half? Wouldn’t it set an example for other nations to follow? Or just other festivals?
      I agree that modern nuclear is important, and it would be badass if we did it, but let’s start small, we’re all just a bunch of weirdos anyway.

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    • JP says:

      How about this….think outside the box. Evidence of human cause environmental degradation is all around us. Ride bikes around the playa mitigates driving impacts. If we could start by eliminating the gas generators that would be a start. They are noisy, they spill, and pollute as well. Solar, all electric, and LEDs for the night is a good start.

      Freakin’ neigh sayers are all the same. Debbie downer jerks who insist that there isn’t nothing we can do. Very unburner!

      Way to go BMorg!

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    • SugarLarry says:

      A lot of people dismiss carbon offsets as being like indulgences once sold by the Catholic Church to offset sins. While that was total bullshit, carbon offsets when done properly do actually reduce carbon in the atmosphere. This isn’t to say people should feel free to burn like there is no tomorrow, but it is definitely one approach we should all be taking. The trick is finding a reputable place to buy offsets. But you don’t have to look too hard to find them.

      https://www.goldstandard.org/

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    • Diver says:

      I am truly psyched by this turn, but equally impressed that we cannot have an event that burns massive art and uses 20 gallons of fossil fuel per RV just to get them there. We need a new story, a newly imagined place.

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  • So I’m guessing none of the wry nay sayers above have read more at Medium or appreciate what a significant step forward in taking responsibility this is for Burning Man, and don’t believe that calls to action in an engaged community can create change. That’s ok. Don’t participate. Just be smug and superior.. You’ll feel good about yourselves. Others will get to work, thankfully.

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    • Mörkö says:

      Too little,too late. You know there is a possibility that the work is continuously done here, and part of it is to educate smug burners who feel importance of their identity.

      Best thing would be of course to not to go to the festival, but would that be fun?

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      • JP says:

        Start by excluding those who resist change and don’t help progress. Make room for those who will contribute to improving the planet by improving the event. Too little too late my ass. It is never too late!

        I will be there with my solar panel and lithium ion battery to charge my lights and usb powered AC.

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      • No Problem says:

        The notion that no one can do anything fun or adventuresome because of climate change is ridiculous. There’s certainly room for everyone to think about resource consumption and conservation. But we don’t solve the climate change problem by telling everyone to hunker down in huts and live spartan lives. Instead we need transformational change coupled with technology and infrastructure improvements. We need electric vehicles. We need grid scale energy storage to shift intermittent renewable energy production to the times of day it’s needed. We need continued improvement in battery chemistry. We need bright motivated people working on these things (any many more), and we need social pressure and public policy to push us all to adopt the improvements as they become available. Burning Man calling on all of us to do our part is part of that.

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  • Darin Selby says:

    To BM community, if you are serious about this, then by all means, set the example by stop burning toxic shit.

    The 2007 so-called ‘Green Man’ mentioned in the article was anything but that, and should have been renamed ‘Oil Derrick Man’ with their ‘Crude Awakening HUGE fireballs of pollution’ (ie, burning more petroleum products than what it took for everyone to get there to the site…many times over!)

    If you guys really want to take a stand on this, then prove it by ‘STOP BURNING PETROLEUM PRODUCTS’, including the PLASTIC and the VINYL, covering all the electrical wiring in the MAN, etc.

    Set the standard for others to follow, or they will just follow suit and copy what you’re doing. Construct the MAN out of only WOOD, like the original Burningman did. Amiright?

    Here’s a concept to consider for BM festival upgrade:
    PERPETUAL MOTION MAN…
    http://darinselby.1hwy.com/index_1.html

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    • Emily Thomas says:

      i agree.. the original buringman i was not there but i was in 2004 and no cell phones, no money was allowed, no cameras, and you hardly ever saw an rv. we camped in tents and built the structures we lived in and survived the elements of its nature…. and although still expensive my ticket was 81 dollars which is still a lot but now… people who did have a serious awakening from this event back then.. one can not afford to go any more an sickens by all the outsiders of its purpose is now using burning man as one more thing to exploit on social media… what the fuck happened…. If you went back to the true ways of burning man all these consumers and social media ego maniacs would not attend with out their cell phone access and cameras… i am disgusted about burning man…It was a beautiful awakening turned to shit….

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  • Wretched Human says:

    Nope. I won’t be “directed” to become a vegetarian. Sorry. I could go on with myriad objections, but what’s the point? It seems clear that this emanates from the financial fantasy land known as San Francisco. I thought we were in the middle of beating off the BLM’s absurd environmental shackles? Now we are going to slit our own throats?

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  • Gerardo M says:

    HOW ABOUT….. Stop burning a huge structure as a form of celebration? Wouldn’t that change send a big message? We don’t need to burn shit up all the time, I know lots of people, who are “connected” with nature, yet they instinct every time they are in the outdoors is to burn stuff. I understand this is what humans did thousands of years ago, and i too know can see the beauty in the forms of the fire, but now with the amount of population, we should not be burning stuff just to see it burn, unless its for food or survival.

    Real change requires compromise, and I know this might be a tough one to swallow for an event called “Burning” Man. But if as this article is called “Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future” then you should take a loooong look at what you are doing every year.

    Ps some alternative ideas, why not build a removable structure that can be dismantled and donated every year to nearby, communities, families without shelter, schools or parks. now talk about a long lasting effect, and a place that could be revisited legacy of each of the next Burning Man festivals to come.

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    • JP says:

      Thank you for speaking up. The fact is that more Burning Man type of events are popping up like the regionals and they all burn the art.

      I will reiterate that there are many ways to have a positive change on how we affect the environment with our event. We should imbed carbon offsets as part of the ticket price. And camps that are carbon intensive like the sound camps must contribute more to the fund. Those with RVs should also contribute more in carbon offsets for the luxury compared to people who camp in tents. There are non evasive ways to do this. Easy and done.

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    • Jupiter says:

      I said the same thing in a previous commment! Dismantle the art and rebuild it in communities so it can be enjoyed for years to come! Why burn it? I can’t stomach it…it hurts my soul to watch the wastefulness. And yes regional burns are popping up all around the world and they all want to copy the “big burn” so we are inspiring people to be wasteful. I call it the White Privilege Olympics. I hope this post isn’t just so that the Borg can feel good about themselves and that they are truly willing to make changes and FAST!!!

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  • Joe says:

    Sustainable storage is a challenge, but I believe we can do it. That solar-powered concrete stacking generator thing can be used for nighttime power, is that concept viable yet? What about the giant water squeezing piston thing?

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  • JP says:

    I want to reiterate the challenge and some possible solutions.

    Thank you’s go out to those who are speaking up about how to help. The fact is that more Burning Man type of events are popping up like the regionals and they all burn the art and use generators day and night.

    I will reiterate that there are many ways to have a positive change on how we affect the environment with our event in a sustainable manner.

    We should imbed carbon credit/offsets as part of the ticket price. And camps that are carbon intensive like the sound camps must contribute more to the fund. Those with RVs should also contribute more in carbon offsets for the luxury compared to people who camp in tents. There are non-evasive ways to do this.

    A carbon tax must be implemented based on resources used and burned art at the event. Look to Europe for an example. Easy to implement.

    Way to go BMorg for stepping up. Believe it or not many people don’t give a shit about their environment and come to Burning man just to show off or whatever. Time for those who bring planes and large art cars to the playa to pay for their exclusivity. I couldn’t go on the plane because you have to know someone, same with many “art” cars. Time to pay for your opulence and elitism. Don’t pass the buck to the less endowed participant/consumer as you do in the default world. People provide free alcohol so why not pay a few extra bucks for carbon offsets!!?

    Keep it real or stay home. I camp in a tent and take the burner express. For many years I see the burner express half full going in because people want a vacation and want luxury. I want a challenge and I step up with solar, a power bank to power peripheral devices and taking the bus. I ride a bike and have rechargeable lights and sound. Why can’t everyone step up to the challenge instead of dismissing it like it is something that want to do by being inspired. Isn’t the mass extinctions and global warming enough?You don’t care so stop passing the buck to those who carry more than their own fair share of the weight.

    I don’t need your fancy art car and glamping shit to have a good time on the playa, trust me I have been many times. Come to the burn and be challenged. If you need to run back to your RV to shower and pump the AC than I along with many others either request that you make up for your footprint or stay home. We don’t have time to wait for you to come around. It is no wonder I am not liked very much because I believe in accountability and I have taken a similar position in the default world and the response is the same. Bullshit excuses.

    Step up or stay home and save the ticket for those who care. Thanks.

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  • Tony says:

    Maybe the Bmorg should make the event even LESS accessible to the community who made the event what it is a today. The worlds richest people produce the majority of emissions. You know, more private jets, more plug and play camps, more enormous expensive art cars, more on playa amenities, continue to raise gifting standards in exchange for ‘W’AP/DGT/premium placement, more product placement.

    The answer is obvious, continue to price out the social economic lower class, give burning man the chance to thrive as the elitist social club it was always intended to be.

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  • FedUp says:

    Know how we as a community of forward thinking, smart, compassionate people can accomplish the following? It’s actually very simple. Stop drawing 70,000 people to an eco sensitive desert in th middle of fucking nowhere.
    Seriously shaking my head why no one at the org wants to think outside the burning man box and imagine a future where regionals replace the wasteful, polluting, consuming thing in the desert. When, oh when, will you give up your entitlement party in favor of a TRULY SUSTAINABLE future?

    – No Matter Out of Place. Handle waste ecologically.
    – Be Regenerative. Create a net positive ecological and environmental impact.
    – Be Carbon Negative. Remove more carbon from the environment than we put into it.

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  • Michael Matthews says:

    Sustainability on the Black Rock for a week or so requires some type of literal plug in. With that said can the profits from the organization sustain
    At least one government spec wind generator and storage collection center. Hey you guys adapted with the 800 MHz communications over twelve years ago. Start with a sustainable power grid on the Espsnade and over time work out from there.

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  • Jad Strutzel says:

    Hi,

    My name is Jad. I’m wan artist with temple guardians. I have a good opportunity to present with regards to making burningman more sustainable. In short I am in communication with Goal Zero, a global leader in mobile solar power generation and storage. They are very interested in helping burningman culture turn more sustainable.

    I’m hoping we can talk soon and discuss avenues and opportunities for transformation.

    Jad Strutzel
    1(707)845-7724

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    • Julie Bergmans says:

      Your heart is in the right place but please PLEASE don’t post your phone number publicly, ever! Find a email for someone in the Org and write to them directly.

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  • john felch says:

    Last year I spent many weekends
    helping to design and build the Worm Watch Tower.

    I personally framed most of the walls and the stairs . It was one of the most difficult things I have ever built and I was a carpenter and cabinet maker for 40 years. Seeing it built then dismantled and re assembled on site was a great source of pride for me and a half dozen others that did most of the work on it. Watching it burn after only about a week on the Playa was like watching your house that you built yourself burn. While hundreds of people watched , none of them had any real appreciation for what went into its creation and for me it was a feeling of extreme sadness and loss.
    For many of the people in my group that built it , burning it was mainly a way to avoid having to take it home with them.

    I don’t think I would participate in something like that again unless I knew that the time and money spent would result in something that had a more positive impact on the world.

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    • Gerardo M says:

      Very interesting angle John, i do agree with the uselessness of building something just to see it burn, thats why above i wrote something like this, I do hope it does not get lost in the noise.

      HOW ABOUT….. Stop burning a huge structure as a form of celebration? Wouldn’t that change send a big message? We don’t need to burn shit up all the time and create more carbon emissions, I know lots of people, who are “connected” with nature, yet their instinct every time they are in the outdoors is to burn stuff. I understand this is what humans did thousands of years ago, and i too know can see the beauty in the forms of the fire, but now with the amount of population, we should not be burning stuff just to see it burn, unless its for food or survival.

      Real change requires compromise, and I know this might be a tough one to swallow for an event called “Burning” Man. But if as this article is called “Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future” then you should take a loooong look at the fact that you are doing a huge burn (and consequential pollution) every year. Besides, what do you guys want the message to be? we burn shit and we dont care? or we are willing to take a deep look in what we were doing wrong before and are ready to change?

      So in harmony with John´s thoughts, why not build a removable structure that can be dismantled and donated every year to nearby, communities, families without shelter, school , park or other social projects? (even a private entity) Now talk about a long lasting effect, talk about the gift that keeps on giving, and that could be revisited as a legacy of each individual Burning Man festival that decided to make a small sacrifice (not to burn shit up.) in order to send a big message. Imagine a structure built for burning man 2013 still serving a community somewhere

      If we, in one of the most “progressive” events around the world are not able to change things that are not absolutely necessary and that are releasing huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, then what can we expect form those “less connected”?

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      • Dr Bungee says:

        I like this idea. How about we take a few of the best pieces from the playa each year, and set them up as some sort of a “Burning Mans Greatest Hits” park. We could start with “The Pier”, and maybe “Babba Yagga’s House”. We could add in some sustainable off grid housing, and do some seminars on how to live “the burner way” Anybody know a place we might be able to do this? When you find it, count me in.

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    • Jupiter says:

      Good! I’m glad you feel that way and won’t participate in needlessly burning good resources and wasting human energy when it could have been put towards say building homes in areas of disaster, etc.

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  • Data HK says:

    your article most beautiful

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  • Dave MacFarlane says:

    This is a follow up to my earlier post. I shouldn’t have been so pessimistic, I should have been more open to alternate ideas. My bad. Thanks to all of the contributors above for your great suggestions.
    To summarize (not inclusive), here are some proposed solutions.
    1) Don’t use napalm in the man burn
    2) Don’t burn man or temple
    3) Use solar for your 3 watt lights, reducing the carbon footprint by about .00000000001 percent.
    4) Ban naysayers like me from the event. Realists need not apply.
    5) Eliminate the Black Rock event–do regionals instead
    6) “Embed” carbon offset cost in the ticket price. I recently had my federal income tax bill “embedded” in my mailbox. It hurt just as much as if it was “stuffed” or “jammed.”
    7) The concrete stacking generator thing
    8) The giant water squeezing piston thing
    9) Be carbon neutral. Great idea, wish I’d thought of that one.
    There were other great non-suggestions such as “band together” and eliminate the “white privilege Olympics”

    It seems like the only solution is a completely new event called…..

    …wait for it…

    “ENVIRO MAN”
    Here is a brief description of the event.
    All tents No fossil fueled vehicles
    No vehicles that even if electrically powered, cannot have produced more that one ton of co2 to produce, that rules out all current Teslas and other so called electric vehicles and they can’t be charged with electricity created using fossil, this excludes current wind farms and solar.
    No rvs unless they are pulled in by grunts. (Grunts built the pyramids)
    Sworn affidavit that you did not take jet, or fossil vehicles, you biked or walked to the event
    No fires, no burninig of anything except a small wood stoves fueled by sustainable forests planted by the “greens” from some kook environmental society
    No batteries made from nasty mined stuff (no lead acid or lithium).
    No propane powered flame cannons, just squirt guns with a led light in them
    No man burning man, just a five foot structure made from sustainably farmed tofu with a few led lights.
    No mutant/art cars, only trailers pulled by volunteer grunts.
    No loud music, only the “playa band” consisting of 12 kazoos, 4 Jews harps, and an accordion playing lame polka music.
    No naked chicks as their bright white skin (ok, most of them) tend to exacerbate global warming by reflecting heat back up.
    Boy, I cant wait to buy my ticket. Only $1200 but that includes the carbon offset.
    See you at ENVIRO MAN !
    p.s. This is what happens when the environmental wackos take over. As with most groups, the nuts finally ruin it because the chickens sit back and let them.

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