Oldguy wrote:My suggestion is that on your volunteer list you have persons assigned to be greeners for your dome area as well as your camp areas. Most departments I have worked for have assigned duties. Some folks actually enjoy cleaning up. Definite scheduled shifts are important.
I have worked the past 2 years as a greener for center camp cafe. We have 6 four hour shifts covering the 24 hour day to keep up with the crowds and collecting cups and waste fluids. That's 6 volunteers minimum to pick up per day, we usually had 2 or 3 greeners/ waste collection per shift ( not counting all the baristas, barbacks, and supervisors..). I worked seven 4 hour shifts during the week. Perhaps you could set up a volunteer table like center camp does, and have people sign up. People will flake or have to leave for good reasons, and extra people is a good idea.
So, my suggestion is to have a sign up list. DJs, cooks, dishwashers, greeners, camp moopers, doormen, hosts, etc...set up, take down, drivers, stagehands, lighting, electrician, engineer, fabrication, rigger, artists, performers, band, security, liason, communications, finance, payroll, legal, etc...
You might use some incentives to get people to volunteer, meal tickets, admission tickets, use of facilities, a portion of grog, the combination to a private porto-potty, whatever. I'm sure you know how to motivate the masses.
all that you have mentioned we have been doing for the past 4 years.
like i said, we will do better, we know we can...it is one of the focal points on the playa as is center camp, (and i too have worked there at the cafe as a recycle guy, trash guy, ice guy and Greener) and to an extent, our "demographics" are a bit different and the atmosphere and energy different as well.
how do you stop an e-tard from being e-tarded?
i've always liked brute force and tazers, but have been told this is just not cool by the powers that be, as well as the local sheriffs.
i've tried by example, and by megaphone and shame and even some of grandmas Jewish guilt...people are people, even burners.
how to tread the line between being passive and getting fucked, or being overly aggressive and pissing people off (even if it is for their own or the common good) is a hard walk.
perhaps by being pro-PHIL actic, and cover the shit up so we can vacuum it, we can again be green and put to bed the whole notion that we dont belong out there, or that we are a nuisance and a bane to the project.
we dont make Burning man, we make up a small part of it, and every part is important. I do think that the "Big Sound" camps add to the mix, and in a positive way, overall.