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Practice Caring … LNT

Garbage. Or, as burners call it, MOOP. Matter Out Of Place. It’s everywhere. It’s on the street, in the ocean… in your pocket? Leave No Trace. It’s one of the 10 Principles of Burning Man. “Our 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.” Isn’t that basic human decency? Not always. But for burners, it’s usually the case. We...
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Getting Started

“GREETINGS FROM BURNING MAN!” When I first read about Burning Man, (in Bruce Sterling’s 1996 Wired article) finding your way to Burning Man seemed near impossible. “If you have to ask, you don’t belong there.” was the line famously given at the Gerlach gas station, and for a young tree-planting island punk, finding Burning Man took knowing someone or a lot more dedication to getting in over my head than I had at the time.   Fast forward a half dozen years, when we ran into burners on the ferry, on their way to Recompression, on the Sunshine Coast.  These were...
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What’s the deal with RCs anyway?

So you’ve been around for  a little while,  maybe been to an event or two,  maybe a Burners & Beers or a picnic, probably joined a facebook group; and every once in awhile you’ll hear someone say “that’s so-and-so, they’re one of the RCs.” or wondered why the hell that person posts so often and seems to know what’s going on, but doesn’t seem to be running the event or be on the board.  Who are these people? What’s their deal?  and how are they connected to Burning Man? Since 2013, the Regional Contacts for Victoria...