Dustdevil wrote:This is what I did in 07' to make things greener.....
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One of the reasons I have been hesitant to go to burning man is because of all the carbon emissions required for all these people to get to the festival. I was thinking it would be great to provide the option for people to donate a percentage of their ticket to offset the emissions it takes them to get to the festival. They can even calculate emissions with this calculator http://www.carbonfund.org/Calculators#Home and donate when they buy their ticket.
Then this money could go to people who ride their bikes part or all the way to burning man. It would be great if that money could fund cyclists' trips and tickets to burning man. Free ticket to burning man if you bike there! I think it would be amazing if people could sign up on the burning man website to organize a ride from San Francisco to Burning Man by bike and others could join the huge bike ride along the way. There could be sound systems powered by bicycle like Rock The Bike http://fossilfool.com/ and the Bike Party http://sfbikeparty.wordpress.com/.
One of the reasons I have been hesitant to go to burning man is because of all the carbon emissions required for all these people to get to the festival.
Mojojita wrote:What do you want to bet the OP is a bicyclist? So how about the carbon offset for the vehicles that will have to bring in the weeks' food, water, and shelter suplies for all those getting $ and tickets for riding bikes?
darcitananda wrote:Way back when, I said I didn't want to go to Burning Man because of gas to get there and the copious amount of petroleum used to manufacture faux fur in China etc... but the truth is... I was married and my husband wouldn't "let" me go. To be precise he said "sure you can go to that big orgy in the desert, but it won't be good for our relationship and I won't be happy". Well we got a divorce and things changed.
Now I try to be "low impact" during the year, well about as low impact as an American can be... I have a car, but only drive it about twice a month, the rest of the time I walk or bike. I compost, and use cloth shopping bags. I try not to eat bacon. So really, what is the big deal if I drive 300 miles to BRC? Plus, while I'm gone, I won't be using heat/AC/stove/lights/computers and other electronics that suck energy in my house.
For those who wish to further "carbon offset" why not volunteer planting some trees or lecture school kids about global warming catastrophes. The mentality of just throwing money at a problem totally goes against the whole concept of burning man. If you truly can't take action and want to throw money at it, make it count by being really specific, and buy a needy friend a used bicycle to commute on, or buy solar panels for your house, or a neighbor's house. Be creative!
total lose!!!!!!!!! (in red)
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