BURNING MAN OPEN HOUSE,
GREEN HOUSE & BEACH HOUSE
Three Burnerific Events in One Radically Fun Day!
Open House: Learn How To Help Create Black Rock City
Green House: Find Out How to Green the Burn and the World
Beach House: Inaugurate the New Ocean Beach Burn Platforms
Saturday April 14, 11AM to 3PM – REVISED TIME
Burning Man Headquarters – 1900 3rd St. @ 16th, SF
Then off to Ocean Beach for the 7PM Fire – REVISED TIME
Free, of course! Leave no trace.
In celebration of this year’s theme, “The Green Man”, our annual Burning Man Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Day will feature a major Green House theme to help you green your burn.
As in prior years, this is your chance to meet the coordinators of our City and learn how you can become one of the 3,000+ volunteers who create it. This year, we’re adding a complete green fair, with eco-fashion show, alternative energy demonstrations and presentations, a trashion workshop, solar cooking, green art, and a whole lot more. Even our annual pot luck and BBQ social will be Earth-friendly. It all began at the beach, so after the event we’ll all head to Ocean Beach to fire up the new burn platforms!
Plan to spend the entire day at BMHQ, because like on the playa, there will be a lot going on. Here’s just a sampling:
- How to be a green burner – eco-workshops, presentations,and demonstrations on the solar powered stage plus green vehicles, eco-carnival, solar ovens, biodiesel distillation, grey water works, green art, and the Solar Death Ray 2000.
- Volunteer resource tables open – meet the volunteer coordinators from over 20 departments that organize our creative chaos into our city. Ask them anything, like how their department is going green. From Greeters to Artery to DPW to Rangers to Playa Info to DMV to the Geek Squad, we fuel our city on participation. WE need YOU to be part of WE to make the dream real! You’ll never be the same…
- Solar Stage – Biofuels presentations, Green Man Puppet Performance, Inconvenient Truth Talk, the Tri-clops Monstrosity Band, and more!
- Green pot luck – eat lunch Earth-friendly: BYO reusable or composting cups, plates, and utensils, along with organic food to share.
- Ongoing green demonstrations indoors and out – Check out the Trashion Bee, the Friends of Black Rock, green lighting and videos, displays on how to be green, the National LNT traveling trainers – even a hydrogen-fueled rocket! Bring old sheets, socks, pants, sweaters, shirts, and swatches to create a MOOP bag or playa outfit at the Bee.
- Eco-fashion show – get your trashion on the stage, or be trashy playarazzi!!!
- Leave no trace at BMHQ, consider meeting at the Beach Chalet back patio for cocktails and a bite to eat, then cruise over to the 7PM burn platform inauguration @ Ocean Beach. We’ve been entrusted with this beach, so treat it like the playa. Since the Park Service is not requiring permits for this large gathering, there will be Park Rangers present. Please leave alcohol/glass behind, bring some wood, and enjoy the fire!
April 14th is a day of climate change events across the country, so don't be a spectator – become a participant! It's a great way to meet everyone, become more connected to the Burning Man community, and preserve the planet. Why not start by leaving your car at home: BMHQ is served by the NEW SF Muni T-THIRD streetcar service, Mariposa Street stop (scheduled to open April 7th – see SF Muni).
To help with green RVs, trashion, eco-performances, demonstrations, other Green House resources or staging/logistics, please contact karina(at)burningman.com.
To volunteer for the Man, sign up NOW.
See you at BMHQ!!!
There will be tickets for sale at the Green House. Do you have your Burning Man ticket yet? If not, this is the place to get yours. CASH SALES ONLY! Please come prepared – we will not be able to accept any other forms of payment at this venue.
Join the over 3,000 volunteers who make Burning Man happen. Here's what we're looking for:
Airport: Construction, decorating, painting, miscellaneous general labor. Construction and setup. Customs Agents to run the Airport gate and box office, Airplane Parking Lot Attendants, performance artists.
ARTery: Meet, greet and register artists, help with our daily art tours, assist with the placement of art using GPS.
Black Rock Rangers: Dirt Rangers: Qualifications: A great sense of humor; Patience, patience, and more patience; Generosity and sympathy; An easy-going attitude; Creative problem-solving abilities; Mediation skills; At least one year attendance at the Burning Man event. Echelon Rangers: Description/skillset needed: Folks with good organizational skills, patience, computer usage skills.
Box Office: If working in our super cool, air conditioned location by the front gate, and being the first person to say hello to participants as they arrive on the playa sounds like fun to you, join the box office team! Our shifts are short and sweet, our job important and fun, and we would love to have you join us!
Center Camp Café: Lighting: lighting designers, electricians. Décor: artists, creative-thinkers, sewers, glue-gunners, carpenters, metal-welders, painters, fabricators, and furniture-movers. Performance:: a few rockin' people to help pull together some great performances. Sound: stage building & wiring for sound, work sound board, manage stage.
Lamplighters: Lighting the major boulevards of BRC every night, without fail. We welcome virgin and seasoned burners alike. You don't have to camp in our village to Lamplight. One thing is certain though. We can't do it without YOU.
Greeters: First Contact between participants and the denizens of Black Rock City. Armed with wit, wisdom and infectious exuberance, the Greeters take advantage of this opportunity by becoming skilled information providers conducting helpful, on-the-fly workshops to carloads of people.
Department of Public Works (DPW): Clean Up MOOPers, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Riggers, Welders, Certified propane and liquid fuel transporters and handlers, 2-way Radio Operators/Dispatch Operators.
DMV: Bureaucrats are HOT! Join the DMV hotties and help license the vehicles that populate the playa with beautiful and interesting mobile art.
Earth Guardians: Communicate Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and practices to theme camps and artists and the larger Burning Man community, participate in Black Rock desert restoration and education activities.
Emergency Services Department (ESD): Fire Fighters, Medical Professionals, EMS Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Dispatchers, Communications Technicians, Logistics Managers, Emergency Managers.
Exodus: Instead of spending time sitting in line trying to get off the playa, volunteer with Exodus and help make others trip out more pleasant. Come to our table and see how you can get involved with thisfun crew.
Gate Staff and Perimeter: directing traffic, tearing tickets, vehicle searches, perimeter patrols for fence crashers outside our city.
Playa Info: Oracles: Helping people by answering questions while relaxing in the shade. Directory: Theme and personal camp registration. Inputting data to update the new arrivals and locations of personal campsites. Helping people find their friends, family, lovers or theme.
Recycle Camp: Carpenters, experienced domes builders, collecting, crushing and bagging the cans and “Recycle Camp Evangelicals”.
Technology and Web Teams: Network engineers, system administrators, python programmers, Zope/Plone developers, HTML coders, CSS wizards, database jockeys, web scripters, graphic designers, information architects, project managers, writers, content editors, image jockeys, and and user experience gurus.
This is your opportunity to meet the behind-the-scenes superstars who make Burning Man happen, and to become one yourself! As you may know, Burning Man is a volunteer-driven event, with over 3,000 participants pitching in to make the event happen.
Meet the project managers and volunteer coordinators who bring it all together. Ask questions and sign up to learn more, or to jump right in! From building our city with the DPW on the Black Rock Desert playa, riding the "edge of chaos" with the Rangers, greeting new arrivals, supporting art at the Artery, to SF office and technical help, lamp lighting, fielding questions at Playa Info, or erasing any trace after the event, there are many opportunities to fully participate in the Burning Man project. It's a great way to meet people, and to feel more connected to the "burner" community. This meeting is open to the public. Check it out!
Learn more about volunteering for Burning Man.
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