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Sustainable BRC/ Alternative Energy Events

LNT and Sustainable Burner Events!

We have so many events this year that we’re splitting the event postings into multiple postings. This year we have:

  • Bike tours
  • Pot lucks, Parties, Music and Dance Performances
  • Training and Volunteer Meetings
  • Black Rock / Fly Ranch / MOOP Talks and Activities
  • Sustainable BRC/Alternative Energy Events

This post gives you more details about our Sustainable BRC/Alternative Energy Events!  See our full schedule here!

Tuesday – August 29, 2017

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Alternative Energy Demo Garden – Food served baked in a solar oven. An assortment of alternative energy devices will be on display including DIY solar ovens, commercial solar ovens, rocket stove, and evapotron for gray water.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Breaking Free from Fossil Fuels!  -Environmental Campaigner and AEZ villager Amanda Starbuck will discuss the risks of our continued reliance on fossil fuels, and the fast-growing movement for a renewable energy revolution.

Waiting for cookies

Wednesday – August 30, 2017

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Alternative Energy Demo Garden – Food served baked in a solar oven. An assortment of alternative energy devices will be on display including DIY solar ovens, commercial solar ovens, rocket stove, and evapotron for gray water.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Can You Really Live In An Off-Grid House Powered By Sunshine?Come take a tour of the Tiny Solar House, a 210-square foot off-grid house on wheels, and learn from one man’s experience living “off the grid” all across America.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Earth Party – Greening the Burn / Leave No Trace Cocktails: we will celebrate all of you Green, Eco and LNT superheros with earthy libations from the EG bar and some Earth-produced nosh to celebrate the high valued LNT /green burners! All LNT/Green camps invited!.  Without you, Black Rock City would not be sustainable!

Thursday – August 31, 2017

12:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Alternative Energy Demo Garden – Food served baked in a solar oven. An assortment of alternative energy devices will be on display including DIY solar ovens, commercial solar ovens, rocket stove, and evapotron for gray water.

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Glue it, Screw it, Patch it. Repair it! Don’t Replace it! –  How to fix things that break, are worn or want to be re-purposed. Sometimes you have a favorite thing you just want to keep a little longer or most of the object is still good but a portion is loose or broken making the whole thing useless . This workshop will show you how to extend the life of an object.  Bring something to fix if you wish.  Hunger (playa name), the workshop leader,  has worked as a product designer and artist for over 40 years and enjoys fixing things.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – More than just one word on Plastics:- Plastics: we love them and hate them. Rebecca Braslau, organic chemistry professor at UC Santa Cruz, will discuss the history of plastics, what they are made of, health, environmental and societal issues, and exciting developments in emerging biosustainable and biodegradable plastics.

4:00PM – 5:00 PM – Going Backwards to Go Forward – We will explore ideas and items from the past that can be used today to help us live a more sustainable lifestyle by cutting back on waste and energy usage.  “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~Albert Einstein

Camp shade made from recycled Tshirt fabric

Friday – September 1, 2017

12:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Alternative Energy Demo Garden – Food served baked in a solar oven. An assortment of alternative energy devices will be on display including DIY solar ovens, commercial solar ovens, rocket stove, and evapotron for gray water.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Behind the Green Curtain Bike Tour: An interpretive bike tour of some of Black Rock City’s Green camps featuring solar installations, grey water set ups, recycling efforts, plastic-free living, solar cookers and much more, Come see what innovators are doing to make Black Rock City more environmentally friendly.

Saturday – September 2, 2017

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Alternative Energy Demo Garden – Food served baked in a solar oven. An assortment of alternative energy devices will be on display including DIY solar ovens, commercial solar ovens, rocket stove, and evapotron for gray water.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Behind the Green Curtain Bike Tour – An interpretive bike tour of some of Black Rock City’s Green camps featuring solar installations, grey water set ups, recycling efforts, plastic-free living, solar cookers and much more. Come see what innovators are doing to make Black Rock City more environmentally friendly.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Leave Big Pharma in the Dust – Alex Howe, aka Bush Ninja, has studied traditional herbalism in South Africa for the last 5 years and will help you with the BM principles of decommodification and self-reliance in meeting medicinal needs.  He’ll demonstrate how to make a natural healing balm for the skin and lips and give other practical herbalism tips. There will be a limited supply giveaway of his finest craft to those who attend the full skill share.

2 pm – 3 pm – Beauty and Health Tips for the Playa – Demo of home-made beauty products and other tricks to stay green and beautiful on the playa. How to take a shower with one cup of water.

2 Comments:

  1. what is Earth Guardian’s playa address this year? (2017)

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