“Burning Man uses 4 million gallons of water just on dust abatement” – wow! This is an interesting story and perspective from Suzanne. See the comments also, there are some good responses from locals and insiders. [more…]
Burners love their annual Black Rock City. For those of us who grew up going to Black Rock, it’s a different kind of love. I’ve not been to Burning Man, but wanted to check out how Black Rock has fared since the event has been hosted there.
The proud declaration of “Leave No Trace” was on my mind. Is it true? Can an event that hosts tens of thousands of people leave no mark?
Walking on the Playa last April, it looked much the same, except for a tint of blackness mixed with the usual creamy alkali flats. It is a tremendous accomplishment when you consider the traffic it bears each year during the event. However, I did discover extenuating impact that stimulated a feeling of concern. The infrastructure needed to host this event is enormous. The event itself may leave no trace, but the Burning Man Machine is buying up land…
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