Can you remember where you were a year ago today? It’s been a wild year, with fires, hurricanes, national uprisings, a global pandemic, and an indescribable catalogue of feelings to accompany it all. It’s hard to believe that just last July, Burning Man Project published our 2030 Environmental Sustainability Roadmap, and now, as we approach the one-year anniversary, we are excited to report how far we’ve come and what steps we’re taking next.
In a year without Black Rock City, we’ve been offered a precious moment to pause and really look at the systems we have in place. In 2019 we set benchmarks for the first two years to measure and reduce impacts, consider offsets, and test pilot projects. We’ve not only started this work but accomplished even more, including a series of regenerative projects with Burners Without Borders.
We’ve got two exciting events coming up where you can get involved and be the first informed. We want your input, feedback and expertise:
- Ecosystem Activation: Year One Report – July 17th 12-3pm
This is the first chance for you to hear what’s been happening and get involved. Join a live community call where you will get updates from our project leads and participate in three breakout sessions where your questions and ideas will be heard. We will be focused on sharing progress in our work towards achieving our three main goals:
- Handle Waste Ecologically
- Be Regenerative
- Be Carbon Negative
- Publication of the Sustainability Roadmap Year One Report – July 20th
Read the whole report and celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the release of the 2030 Environmental Sustainability Roadmap on Medium. The 1-year report will include the working roadmaps of each of our three main goals – and we want your input.
So how can you participate? Register to join our July 17 community call on Kindling here and join the FB event here. If you can’t join us live, be on the lookout for the published report on July 20th, with links to the recording of the webinar.
We invite you to join us in a celebration of a whole lot of work done, share in the vision of a whole lot more work ahead, and get involved in mapping out the next steps of our collective vision for environmental sustainability.
Top photo by Benjamin Slater