Posts during June, 2007


June 12th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

A place to call home for your bottles and cans

Big news–it looks like some of the major supermarkets in the Reno area are considering carving off a part of their parking lots and setting them aside for post-playa recycling drop off stations! This is great on several levels–most of us head west out of Fernley and pass through Reno, but Labor Day Monday all the usual drop stations are closed, meaning either (a) hauling all those carefully sorted bottles and cans further west or (b) getting tired of the smell/mess in the car and chucking them regretfully in a dumpster somewhere. Details in a day or so, as soon as we have them, just too excited not to share the news right. this. minute.

June 11th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Tip #5 Oil and Playa Don’t Mix

Take your car in for a maintenance check before Burning Man – A better running car will help reduce emissions and reduce the chance for oil spills on the playa. Bring a pan or tarp if you think your vehicle might leak. Don’t forget to carpool and meet new playa friends! – Lorax

June 11th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Tip #4 clean sweep

#1 on the MOOP list? Wood chips. Place a tarp down when stacking firewood or using saws and other tools on the Playa. This will minimize the amount of wood chips that end up on the Playa. – Blue

June 4th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Tip #3 – hand me downs..to yourself

Recycle items for your playa costume! The greenest outfits on the playa this year are made from items saved from the waste stream. See http://www.hautetrash.org/index.html for ideas! – Lorax