Got wood? Actually, yes, quite a bit in fact.

wood

–the donation pile by the 9:00 collection station on Wednesday

Remember the wood recycling that went on after the event? Here’s a news story about it, detailing how more that 56 units of lumber, requiring five flatbeds, were donated from BRC to Habitat For Humanity in Reno, again the largest donation they’ve ever received.

Nice work, and thanks to everyone who donated time, energy and materials!

OK, we’re back–so how’d we do?

We’re mostly all back, mostly all cleaned up, time for some reports back on how we did with this whole green thing.

Couple stats right off the back: the wood recycling set a new record: 56 units of lumber loaded down 4 flatbeds, all donated to Habitat For Humanity in Reno.

Also, the composting project with the City of San Francisco loaning out their curbside green bins was a huge hit–we loaded out an entire 30 yard dumpster of gooey wet green waste, and sent it off to Full Circle Compost down in Minden.

But what I’m most curious about was your experience, your efforts, what you encountered/saw/felt/did. Drop a line, let’s hear how the green man worked out for you: environment here: environment (at) burningman.com.

Thanks, look forward to hearing from you soon.

-Tom Price

Environmental Manager, Burning Man 2007

Carbon offsets: over 400 tons!

Another CoolingMan.org update:

Jeff Cole just let me know they’ve received 412 tons worth of offsets for this year’s event, another new record! Keep em coming.

News from the playa:

Yes, it’s hot. Yes, it’s dusty. But nothing we’ve not experienced before. Conditions today are great–a little warm, but still.  Everything is happening on or ahead of schedule, ya’ll c’mon down!