The Earth Guardians have been inspiring the Burning Man community to embrace Leave No Trace(LNT) principles and practices since 1999. Over the last few years, Earth Guardians have expanded our mission from outreach on Leave No Trace outdoor ethics to keeping Black Rock City sustainable by using our outreach volunteer teams and our BRC camp events to inspire and provide a learning hub for participants.

Our major volunteer teams on playa include LNT outreach and BLM compliance, hot spring patrols and animal release, the MOOP train, our alternative energy garden, an information desk and support for event and camp operations for over 300 volunteer hours.  We also have many training events and volunteer workshops year-round, creating reusable MOOP bags, butt containers and grey water evapatrons.  Each year we focus on emerging issues that have the potential to impact the playa or our community.

Mission Statement

Earth Guardians inspire, inform and encourage our fellow Black Rock City citizens to apply the Leave No Trace principles to life in our temporary desert home and to leave positive traces. Each year we try to think of ways to stimulate the Burning Man community to appreciate the Black Rock environment, embrace LNT and greener practices in their own creative ways. By focusing the community’s tremendous artistic, technical and spiritual energy, we can go beyond leaving “no trace” and leave instead, positive traces on the land.

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