All members are required to complete the LNT agreement, each year.

Please take the time to read carefully and sign in the appropriated boxes.

1. As member of Camp Lip Bomb, I promise to:

  • Practice the 5 R’s: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, and Respect
  • Keep our camp clean before, during and after the event
  • Adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man
  • Do what is necessary to protect and restore the Black Rock Desert
  • Identify potential problems and issues that may arise
  • Create a strategy or plan for Leaving No Trace
  • Educate all camp members about minimizing our impact on the playa
1. I promise to adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.*

2. Chain of command:

  • 2018 LNT Officers: Claudine Weiler & Geny Schaefer

Overview: The above team will help plan our purchases, what we bring to the playa, and encourage us to reuse, recycle, reduce and restore our materials. They will assist to make sure all of our stuff will get to BRC and home again. The team will keep our camp clean and fun before, during and after the event and delegate and enlist help when it is needed.

  • They will be responsible for cleanup and trash management in our camp, including activities and parties we host. They will make sure that our gray water does not impact the playa. They will see that all camp members understand and agree with the policies and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.
  • They will oversee daily tasks and will have a plan in place when we get ready to leave. When it’s time to break down and sweep our camp for every last trace, the LNT Officer will make sure EVERYTHING left goes with us.
  • They will encourage our participation in community line sweeps and restoration with our neighbors and DPW.

Commander(s), Vice Commander(s) and Strike Officer(s), will oversee our camp breakdown and cleanup.

2. I understand the chain of command, and who I need to report to for LNT and cleanup.*

3. Rules BEFORE the event:

  • We will read the BM Survival Guide and LNT tips
  • We will discuss & encourage other members to adhere to this plan
  • We will plan the assembly and take down of our structures/decorations and tape the edges of our carpets
  • We will inventory vehicle space so we can pack out everything, PLUS one extra bag of waste/recycling at departure
  • We will take the packaging off of just about everything and stock up on reusable products and containers
  • We will shop for simple finger foods and prepare meals in advance to reduce waste
  • We will bring no glass, cheap trinkets, small feathers, and anything that might get left on the playa
3. I understand what I need to do before coming to Burning Man.*

4. Rules DURING the event:

  • We will check in/around our camp daily
  • We will clean as we go, realizing that any trash or MOOP (matter out of place) can blow away or be buried at any moment
  • We will keep our recyclables, burnables, and non-burnables clearly separated for easy disposal
  • We will recycle our aluminum, either on-site or back home
  • We will have special cleanup crews for any high traffic activities we host and take care of any trash left by guests, invited or otherwise
  • We won’t leave trash in or around the port-o-potties
  • We won't dispose of wet wipes of any kind in the port-o-potties
  • We won’t light fires on bare ground or dig pits, leaving scars. If we must burn, we’ll use a public burn barrel or burn platform
  • We will burn only clean untreated wood or paper (nothing synthetic) and follow the safety guidelines for fires and burn scar prevention
  • We won’t dig large holes or trenches
  • We will keep all items tied or weighted down, and leave papers at home
  • We will not dump any gray or black water on the playa
  • We will not dump anything, including large furniture, bicycles, etc. and return said items in good condition if borrowed or rented
  • We will carry a personal bag/container for MOOP and cigarette butts as we travel on the playa
  • When deemed necessary, we will educate other members, visitors and BRC residents through example and cordial communication
4. I understand what I need to do during Burning Man. *

5. Rules AT DEPARTURE/AFTER the event:

  • We will put aside time and have designated volunteers for the final cleanup
  • We will take all trash in sealed containers to a landfill and recyclables to a recycle center at home
  • After cleaning our camp, all members will devote at least two hours to the general city cleanup (e.g. trash fence, local port-o-potties, café, etc)
  • We will leave extra space in every vehicle on the way to the desert, knowing that repacking will inevitably take up more space and ensure that no items can detach during the ride home
  • We will pack out everything, including any un-evaporated gray water and scum
  • We will take 2 extra bags of waste/recycling from the camps general disposal
  • We won’t put trash in or around the port-o-potties
  • We will help out our neighbors and fellow citizens
  • We agree to an inspection by the LNT officer of our living structure/area for MOOP. If found satisfactory, our cleaning deposit will be returned in the form of a check.
  • We understand that we may forfeit our cleaning deposit if we leave earlier than agreed
5. I understand what I need to do before I depart from Burning Man.*

6. Be good neighbors:

  • We will encourage our guests to bring their own beverage containers
  • We will help out our neighbors
  • We will adopt the space around our camp, making sure that it stays clean
  • We will help careless or forgetful campers
6. Sign:*

7. HOW:

  • Design our camp in a way that is easy to keep clean:
    We have a designated kitchen area where recycling and trash bags will be displayed for camp-wide use. Tarps are laid down in our public chill space. A bike/walking path cuts through the camp to encourage a main route that is easy to de-moop.
  • Select materials and decorations for our camp that lessen waste and are recyclable or reusable
  • Re-use decorations from year-to-year and donate any leftover, usable wood to Burners Without Borders
  • Pack necessary tools and supplies
  • Create a detailed plan for the breakdown/cleanup of our camp, accounting for every board, stake, and scrap
  • We always bring adequate materials/tools for the removal of stakes
  • Last remaining campers, or those staying until Monday will perform a final sweep of the area to ensure nothing is left behind
  • Plan for extra cleanup and trash generated by activities and parties at our camp
  • The LNT Officer and a sub volunteer teams are responsible for the camp's general trash and recycling receptacles
  • Have a plan for proper evaporation or disposal of our gray water, including containers to haul out what’s left:
    Our kitchen crew brings containers for the collection of used cooking oil and grease. Any water that has not evaporated is hauled out in used water containers that are saved during the event strictly for this purpose
  • Plan enough space and storage in our vehicles for trash/grey water hauling:
    Every vehicle is required to haul out at least 2 bags of garbage or recycling materials
  • We have forums and teleconferences with camp members before the event as well as an at-event orientation to explain the camp rules and the Burning Man philosophy
  • Our LNT plan will be posted on our website
  • Our Kitchen Managers are responsible for providing secured trash separation stations with labeled, heavy duty garbage bags for trash, glass and recyclables
  • Glass is brought to Recycle Camp
7. I understand how I can follow the principles of LNT.*

8. What to bring for camp operations:

  • Separate, sealed containers for recyclables, burnables, and non-burnables
  • Bins with proper signage and tags
  • Reusable dinnerware and utensils, including a portable beverage container and coffee cup for the Café
  • A spray bottle and wipes to clean said portable utensils, cups and dinnerware that will help conserve water
  • A large water container for camp water supplies (no small containers)
  • 5-gallon bucket and painter’s mesh for wet kitchen scraps
  • Containers for gray water disposal
  • Containers for smokers’ butts
  • Tarps or other floor covering to ‘catch’ any items that drop
8. I know what I need to bring for LNT purposes.*

9. What to bring for camp breakdown, clean-up & restoration:

  • Big whisk broom and push brooms
  • Flat blade shovel for burn scars or dune MOOP
  • Large landscape rake and smaller rakes for sweeping through dust piles
  • Stiff long handled broom for breaking up dunes
  • Rope and string for tying loose stuff down
  • Small spare bags for collecting trash as we wander
  • Heavy duty trash bags: more than we think we’ll need
  • Reusable work gloves
  • Long-handled sledgehammer for compacting 5-gallon buckets and driving stakes
  • Vise grips for removing stakes and rebar
  • Directions and hours of landfills and RV water dump stations
  • Magnets or magnet sweepers to remove every last nails, staples, scrap of metal
  • Vehicles and/or trailers to haul everything out
9. Sign:*

10. Packing out & site restoration:

  • We will take away everything we brought with us plus a few things we didn’t know we’d have
  • Our restoration team will use cones on the outside of our camp’s border to define our boundaries, break up any dunes that formed around vehicles or structures, then divide up our area and begin line sweeps
  • If we don’t have enough folks on our team to form one line across the site, we will break our space up into smaller areas and have each restoration volunteer de-Moop their area
  • We will pick up all wood chips, broken glass, plastic debris, metal debris, fire works and plant material
  • We complete restoration of any hot spots (micro-MOOP collections), or burn scars
  • We will try to give a helping hand to our neighbors
10. Sign:*
FINAL DISCLOSURE: I have you read and understand the above plan. I will stand with my fellow camp mates & citizens of Black Rock City in this effort.*
Name:*
Playa Name (if applicable):
E-mail:*
Any questions or comments about our plan?