It takes a village to ensure we leave the Black Rock Desert as pristine as it was before we arrived. One of the most effective ways to do that is for neighboring camps to join together to do neighborhood MOOP sweeps of streets, public spaces and the open playa.

We ask that every Black Rock Citizen devote two hours to general clean-up beyond their individual camps. One of the best ways to do this is to stop by the Earth Guardians camp during the week and jump on the MOOP train at 11 am. They’ll give you a beautiful reusable MOOP bag. If the MOOP train is already out, they’ll direct you to the areas of the city that need the most attention.

Pool Resources with Your Neighbors

Sharing resources with your neighbors is an extremely effective (and friendly) way to minimize your environmental impact and cut costs. In 2022, the Placement team introduced Humans Uniting for Better Sustainability (HUBS), a new resource-sharing system being put into action to help camps plan and share resources to support Burning Man Project’s 2030 Roadmap goals.

The HUBS process gives priority to camps who are partnering to efficiently share resources such as power, water, and transportation. Rather than rely on Placement to determine your neighbors and leave resource-sharing up to chance, you can collaborate and form partnerships with other camps before applying for reserved placement in the spring.

Search for like-minded collaborators in the Spark Classifieds.