Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Burning down the Man -- a little earlier than planned at this year's (green-themed, no less) orgy of self-expression in Black Rock City. You can read the organizers' environmental statement here and find out more about Cooling Man, which seeks to offset the carbon emissions from the great bonfire in the desert. According to the site, "If 70 percent of burners reduced or offset one ton [of carbon dioxide emissions], Black Rock City could be the first carbon-negative city in the world." Just imagine what could be accomplished if 70 percent of burners stayed home.