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Burning Man Project Takes the Playa to the Planet

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Burning Man Project staff were joined by 25 volunteers at Burning Man 2013, encouraging participants to “take the playa to the planet” and keep the fire burning long after Black Rock City disappeared.

“We had a tremendous group of volunteers who took time out of their Burning Man preparation to familiarize themselves with our goals and programs,” said BMP Program Manager Heather White. “They made sure everyone got a warm welcome and good information on all the ways burners stay involved year-round.

Burning Man Project joined Black Rock Arts Foundation, Black Rock Solar, Burners Without Borders and the Global Network of regional contacts at the Everywhere Pavilion on the Esplanade near the Keyhole. The Project’s goal was to help visitors understand how BMP is inspiring and supporting burners seeking to create positive change in their communities.

Everywhere visitors were treated to buttons and stickers, perused informative banners and display materials and volunteers and staff encouraged them to consider how participants manifested Burning Man culture in their own lives.

“People are always talking about how they want the rest of their lives to ‘be like Burning Man’,” White said. We simply showed them what other burners are already doing in the world which is exciting and inspiring and a great gift to take home to the default world.”