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Burner Leadership Achieving Sustainable Theme Camps

BLAST 2024 Application Form 

Join BLAST in 2024!
Does your camp have a Sustainability Lead? We recommend having the Sustainability Lead or Camp Lead complete the form. If that's not you, please share this form with the appropriate person and complete the form by July 31st.

Overview

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. 

A photograph of the BLAST team members.

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...

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! 

It Was A BLAST! - BLAST AfterBurn Report 2023

BLAST returned to Black Rock City for our second year.

2023 BLAST Radius Results

Drumroll... the 2023 BLAST results are finally here! 61 camps that participated in BLAST this year, up from 21 last year. Amazing work everyone! Just by signing up, you're demonstrating your commitment to sustainability, and leading the way towards a greener, more regenerative Black Rock City.

It Was A BLAST! - BLAST AfterBurn Report 2022

BLAST launched at Burning Man for the first time. 

2022 BLAST Radius Results

We're so so proud of the 21 camps and villages that participated in BLAST this year, as we launched on playa for the first time! Amazing work everyone! Just by signing up, you're demonstrating your commitment to sustainability, and leading the way towards a greener, more regenerative Black Rock City.

2024 Camp Symposium: Greening Your Burn with BLAST!

BLAST is a green camp rating system that offers a framework for energy and resource-efficient, environmentally conscientious, and regenerative theme camps. Learn from our high-scoring camp leads for ways to up-level your camp’s sustainability on playa! We cover 5 key focus areas, sharing best practices for each – Food, Water, Shelter, Transport, and Waste. This session is for anyone interested in sustainable efforts, from beginners to experts.

Watch Our Talk About BLAST

Campfire Talks #6: Sustainability is a BLAST - April 2023