Bring It! Join the Effort …

As our world takes a change for the better on this day, we offer you an opportunity to heed the call to participate in our mutual betterment.

A little backstory: a group of Burners, including Burners Without Borders volunteers, were invited to come and set up a booth at the 2008 Bonnaroo music festival, and naturally, their established intent was to encourage the immediacy of direct participation through personal interactions.

As part of this effort, they created a gigantic nylon banner, which displayed what was deemed the “Bring It! Pledge”. Bonnaroo attendees were invited to sign their name to this banner, committing themselves to taking an active role in making ours a better world. And you will note that some committed themselves with particular exuberance. ;-)  The pledge reads:

“I will assert myself and apply my myriad talents toward the achievement of radical self-reliance, uncompromising self-expression, immediate participation, and unlimited inclusion. Whether I do this through building community, advancing the arts, aiding disaster relief, gifting alternative energy, greening the planet, or some other means, I will be a badass from now on.”

Bring It! Banner
Bring It! Banner

Today, we invite you to sign your own name to this pledge by submitting a comment to this post. Join us in this effort.

About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase first attended Burning Man 2001. He was Burning Man's Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004-2009, and the Operations Manager and member of the Art Council for the ARTery (Burning Man's art department headquarters in Black Rock City) from 2003-2008. In 2009, he transitioned into the Communications Department, where his responsibilities include global communication strategy, authoring the Jackrabbit Speaks Newsletter, content management for the Burning Man website, coordination of Burning Man's social networking efforts, and acting as editor for the Burning Blog. Tales of his sordid adventures can be found on his website.

60 thoughts on “Bring It! Join the Effort …

  • well only pass thru here once, i commit to leaving this inhabitance better than when I arrived. I believe(I) that things were better back when! I charish the thought that i can be proactive enough to reestablish that <3. environments, relationships,children,all that is true …. i refuse to be a lemming or sheeple, I know what the end result is! And I dont even like the Jones’. its only stuff you cant take it with you. relations with others is our only real legacy. I do commit to do all that can be done to make this orb a better place.
    MatterDoes!

    Report comment

  • Greetings…i am an Independent Artist based near Penzance in Cornwall and on mid summers day shall be “burning” all images that i have in stock in my studio in Trewellard including paintings, sketches, photos etc…this event i shall describe as “A Mcclure Raku” and shall be a single firing…an offering to the Gods of Fire…an example of the concept of the ephemaral nature of things that truly matter and an antidote to the highly commercial (and sick) procurement of ART as just another commodity to speculate with…Like true Raku, Mandalas, Kolams, Talismans and all things Sacred they cannot be sold to the highest bidder…
    My Work can be viewed prior to the BURNING every wedensday from mid day to 7pm and please do not insult me by offering money for any of my work…you are welcome to peruse…

    Snowing pink blossom
    Ravens grubbing for worms…
    This wet May morning

    Best regards pete mcclure.

    Report comment

  • I’m not sure just how much of the radical self-reliance I’m actually capable of. Still a bit unclear on the meaning. But I am doing my best to keep my mouth shut….more.

    Gotta start somewhere.

    See yall on the playa.

    Lappy

    Report comment

  • So let it be written, so let it be done!

    I will assert myself and apply my myriad talents toward the achievement of radical self-reliance, uncompromising self-expression, immediate participation, and unlimited inclusion. Whether I do this through building community, advancing the arts, aiding disaster relief, gifting alternative energy, greening the planet, or some other means, I will be a badass from now on.

    Report comment

  • I will assert myself and apply my myriad talents toward the achievement of radical self-reliance, uncompromising self-expression, immediate participation, and unlimited inclusion. Whether I do this through building community, advancing the arts, aiding disaster relief, gifting alternative energy, greening the planet, or some other means, I will be a badass from now on.

    I will, starting now. : )

    Report comment

  • We will assert ourselves and apply our myriad talents toward the achievement of radical self-reliance, uncompromising self-expression, immediate participation, and unlimited inclusion. Whether we do this through building community, advancing the arts, aiding disaster relief, gifting alternative energy, greening the planet, or some other means, we will be Burner badasses today, tomorrow, and forever. We pledge to share this with our camp mates, our Burner ‘children’, the citizens of BRC, and citizens of the world wherever we roam! The countdown starts…

    Report comment

  • We will assert ourselves and apply our myriad of talents toward the achievement of radical self-reliance, uncompromising and unbelieavable self-expression, immediate participation upon arival, and unlimited inclusion. Whether we do this through building community, making lifelong friends, advancing the arts, aiding disaster relief, gifting alternative energy, greening the planet, or by some other means, we will be badass’s from now on.

    Get there, party, work, party, meet, party, enjoy, party, clean up, party, disapear.

    The Dirt Pickles

    Report comment

  • Greetings…six months have past since i last made a comment here and in that time i have not painted any pictures…i have been reflecting and writing a few words and here is a small sample:

    Thank you Oh Lord
    For the sun…the earth..the rain…
    And all living things

    The shear joy of it
    A young girl dancing, skipping…
    And catching rain-drops

    What am i doing?
    Too busy doing nothing…
    To do any-thing

    These short dark days
    The flowers are few…but the leaves…
    They are every-where

    With a beaming face
    Clutching a bit of Autumn…
    Dried leaves for the Home

    Ah! and i thought
    It was morning…the full moon
    High in the night sky

    Best regards pete mcclure.

    Report comment

  • I will assert myself and apply my myriad talents toward the achievement of radical self-reliance, uncompromising self-expression, immediate participation, and unlimited inclusion. Whether I do this through building community, advancing the arts, aiding disaster relief, gifting alternative energy, greening the planet, or some other means, I will be a badass from now on.

    …with every fiber, in every way, for everyone!

    Report comment

  • Leave a Reply