Burner Leadership Achieving Sustainable Theme Camps
BLAST is a green camp rating system that offers a framework for energy and resource efficient, environmentally conscientious, and regenerative theme camps. If you’ve heard of LEED for green buildings, think of BLAST as the Burning Man equivalent.
We provide an incentive to “Green Your Burn,” recognizing camps for successful sustainability efforts.
The BLAST Team - Burning Man 2022 "Waking Dreams"
The BLAST Team - Burning Man 2023 "Animalia"
Vision: Our Dreams for Black Rock City 2030
We dream of a Burning Man event where all theme camps track their environmental footprint, acculturate camp members to adopt sustainable practices, and implement green infrastructure projects across all 6 focus areas: Food, Power, Shelter, Transportation, Waste, and Water. Planning a sustainable Burn and improving each year will become an essential part of organizing a theme camp.
Mission: How We'll Get There
BLAST inspires theme camps to step up their sustainability efforts by...
Providing an outline for what an "ideal" green camp might look like
Supporting camps as they plan green infrastructure projects
Creating a system of accountability for reducing environmental impact
How BLAST Works
Camps submit a BLAST application and start tracking their progress in 6 different focus areas: Food, Power, Shelter, Transportation, Waste, and Water. Our team of BLAST volunteers visits green theme camps to document their efforts and award credits towards certification. Read more in our BLAST Certification Guide!
BLAST Theme Camp Interest Form
Please let us know if your camp would like to participate in 2024! We'll follow up by email, and be here to support you in bringing your sustainable projects to the playa. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Our Talk About BLAST
Campfire Talks #6: Sustainability is a BLAST - April 2023