Sustainability Report: Year Four Update

  • Date and Time: July 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am PDT - 12:30 pm PDT
  • Location:
    Virtual, Your Place, Everywhere

Join us July 21st for a call on the four year anniversary of when Burning Man Project published the 2030 Sustainability Roadmap. We’ll discuss progress towards our three goals to Handle Waste Ecologically, Be Regenerative, and Be Carbon Negative.



We’ve met our benchmarks for the present juncture
in the roadmap:
✔️ Measured our emissions
✔️ Supported decentralized teams and the efforts of green camps and projects
✔️ Oriented the Fly Ranch design challenge around sustainability
✔️ Identified and supported effective offsets
✔️ Started solar pilots
✔️ Hosted a series of sustainability gatherings
✔️ Reduced our fossil fuel use on the way to end fossil fuel use
✔️ Started landfill contribution reductions

Our MC is Director of Civic Activation at Burning Man Project Christopher Breedlove. He will introduce us to ideas, projects, and people leading our sustainability efforts:
Associate Director of Operations Laura Day
Off Fossil Fuels (OFF) Manager George B. Reed III
Black Rock City Utilities Superintendent Sean Kathleen Curran.
Associate Director of Art Management Katie Hazard, Mia Hanak and LAKA’LELUP ART 
Associate Director of City Planning Bryant Tan and SOLARPUNKS
DMV Council Member Patrice Mackey and Lemons into Lemonade
Washoe County Sustainability Manager Brian Beffort
Director of Government Affairs Marnee Benson
Director of Fly Ranch Matt Sundquist
Ranch Crew Member Xulia Suero
Director of Philanthropic Engagement Danny Kaufman
Kooyooe Pa’a Guides Founder Autumn Harry
Founding Board Member and CEO of Burning Man Project Marian Goodell

The issues we will face at BRC mirror issues we will all face in our lives. We can learn sustainability, survival, and climate adaptation skills at BRC and through Burning Man then bring those home. We could address climate change if every country, community, and organization met Burning Man Project’s three sustainability goals.

We look forward to connecting with you on the call.



Visit Burning Man Project’s Global Activation Call Series to see previous updates and many other community projects inviting conversations that inspire activation.