One of my highlights every year (for the last 12 years) has been attending the Burning Man Festival in Blackrock City, Nevada. Blackrock City – named after the desert the city is located at – is the 3rd largest city in Nevada for one incredible week surrounding Labour Day. This year about 68000 people attended. Burning Man never fails to have my jaw drop at the incredible creativity that it’s attendants express for the sake of art and radical self expression.
One of the ten principles at Burning Man is “Leave no Trace”. Have you ever attended a street festival in what “Burners” call the default world (the world we all live in) ? The amount of garbage is usually mind boggling. While Blackrock City does not have a single public trash can, you have to look very careful anywhere to find the tiniest amount of trash.