Posts by Tom Price

September 12th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

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


–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!

September 10th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

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)

Thanks, look forward to hearing from you soon.

-Tom Price

Environmental Manager, Burning Man 2007

August 26th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Coolling Man sets new record: 600 tons!

Six hundred tons of carbon have been offset so far! Read details here.

And for a reminder of how to not add to the carbon footprint, by recycling wood instead of burning it, check this photo I shot this morning:


August 24th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Green Man in the Sacramento Bee

Check out this great story on the Green Man in today’s Sacramento Bee!

August 23rd, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

What’s your burning story? (shameless plug alert)

If you mapped the cultural genome of Burning Man, a startling number of long time, heavy duty contributors key their original connection to Larry Smith.

So you’ll hopefully indulge me this shameless plug for his, specifically a post about Jess Bruder’s fantastic Burning Book.

That done, back to the green channel.

August 23rd, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

What’s happening? A lot–read it here.

Great summary of some of the green things happening at Burning Man this year from the folks at World Changing, read it here!

August 22nd, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Carbon offsets: over 400 tons!

Another 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!

August 18th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Cooling Man passes 350 tons of offsets…

As of last week, the Cooling Man project has offset 350 tons of carbon expected to be generated by this year’s event, already 115 tons ahead of 2006–and we still have two weeks to go!

The green man pavilion is up, I’ll load images later tonight.