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July 27th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

New York Happy Hour

Greetings from the road once again friends!

I’ve been laying low in the Big Apple, trying to catch my breath and prepare for the last leg of this journey through Regional Land. While here I did managed to stop in to the weekly Burner Happy Hour that happens in NYC.

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July 25th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Transformus!

Not a moment to loose, I returned to the states from London and took off running the next morning to find Transformus and my Dirty Southern Burner friends. The drive to Deerfields was familiar. The air was steamy and humid, very different from my last visit to the region. Everything was huge and green, the fields of tobacco and corn were significantly taller and bursting with activity.

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July 24th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

UK Burners!

The shock of hitting the streets of London after Nowhere was rough. It really did feel like returning from the playa but it was time to move along and find out what the UK burners are up to.

My first stop was to Salisbury to meet up with Russell Wiltshire, one of the Regional Contacts for UK. Russell lives many hours from London so we met in the middle and paid a visit to Stonehenge.

Russell Wiltshire
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July 19th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

In pictures: Don’t dry for me, dry for Tina..

compost

…and Jill, and Bob, and everyone else in your camp.

After posting about how many people reduce their solid waste by evaporating the water out of it, someone posted this to the Greeningman list, about how their camp of 40 people managed all that goopy glook: they dried it.

These kids have got it going on–they’ve got signage, they’ve got a system, they’ve even got a solar light on it so you don’t walk into the funk at night.

And check out the sweet Evapowheel(tm) for handling gray water!

evap

Really neat little site, hopefully our traffic won’t break it. Enjoy.

July 18th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Preview Burning Man 2007 on BM’s first ever YouTube feed

Andrew Johnstone, some of the hard working brains behind the Burning Man Earth project, made this very beautiful, evocative fly over of the Green Man Pavilion. Take a look:

gmp

Posting this video is in large part an experiment to see if YouTube will work with this blog. Since it clearly is, please consider this an invitation: make a short video about how to “green the burn,” however you interpret that ( reducing waste, smarter materials, construction, design–you name it!) , send it to environment (at) burningman.com, and we’ll post the best ones here. Thanks!

July 14th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Going Nowhere

Maybe you’ve heard of Nowhere?

You might think I’m referring to the vast expanse of nothingness that occurs between the urban environments of our lives. In a way I am, but this time I’m referring to the European Regional Burn that happens in Spain. Appropriately named as it does in fact take place in the middle of nowhere.

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July 11th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Apogaea – The Colorado Regional Burn

Hello friends!

Once again I hit the road to find out just what the heck is happening in Regional Land. This time, my visit took me to Apogaea, the Colorado Regional Burn.

Located about an hour outside of Colorado Springs on private land, Apogaea is a little treasure tucked up in the mountains. The drive from Denver took about 3.5 hours and was one of the most majestic and beautiful drives I’ve taken in years. Snow capped mountains, green fields, winding streams, big jagged rocks, it’s been years since I have traveled to such mountain country. I had forgotten the massive scale of things in this part of the country and found myself in awe for most of the drive.

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July 11th, 2007  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Flipside!

Hello friends!

Once again, my adventures in Regional land bring me back to you with a little update about Flipside in Austin, TX. Believe it or not, Flipside is my very first overnight Regional event that I have ever attended. This year. For real.

Located just outside of Austin, TX on private land, Flipside is one of the largest and oldest of Regional Events. I’d known about it for years and have always wanted to go, but my former duties as Ticket Manger for Burning Man didn’t allow for travel at that time of year. I arrived in Austin and met up with some fellow BMHQ staffers; DA our Playa Restoration Manager and Carmen from Burners without Borders.

Carmen and DA – my travel buddies in team mini van.
Carmen and DA

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