Only 20 something days until you are back home at Engulf. Now is a great time to start thinking about how to have an environmentally friendly, conscientious, and responsible burn. If you’re interested in gearing up for a green burn, here’s what can you do NOW!
- DO source second-hand gear! Use Craigslist, your online communities (second-hand apps, Favebook) and ebay to find EVERYTHING you might need second-hand. REUSE! RECYCLE!
- DO start packing and planning now in case things from ebay or Craigslist take some time to get to you.
- DO make a responsible food plan which means being planning for leftovers and planning with others! Share food! Bring tupperware! Try not to over-buy!
- DO make a recycle plan! Use separate receptacles for recycling!
- DO put thought into your costumes. Reconsider buying online or new. There are great second-hand treasurers or you can re-do an old get-up!
- DO plan to use/reuse found materials for art!
- DO start a carpool plan!
- THINK about how to avoid using a generator! DO explore solar power sources.
Leave No Trace
Engulf is a Leave No Trace event. That means, pack it in and pack it out. Everything you bring to the event, down to every cigarette butt, must go back out with you.
- MOOP (Matter Out Of Place) is the enemy. Don’t drop it. If you see it, pick it up and imprison it in a pocket or pouch.
- Pack it in, pack it out. Everything. Alles. Todo. Tout.
- Look for second-hand and environmentally friendly supplies. Reuse instead of replacing. Avoid packaging. Share.
- Take the time to separate your recyclables and recycle them after the event. You must pack out landfill trash; please dispose of it responsibly.
- If it wasn’t in your body, don’t put it in the potty! That and one-ply toilet paper is all that goes in.
- POOP IS MOOP anywhere but a toilet!
When you pack-in and pack-out supplies and materials, remember these MOOPY suspects:
- Cloth, Carpet, Fiber, Costume, and Rope Debris
- Rebar, Tent Stakes, and Ground Anchors
- Metal Debris – Nails, screws, fasteners, metal slag, beer bottle tops
- Cigarette Butts – Nope, they don’t go on the ground.
- Glass Debris – Broken beer bottles, broken windshields, etc.
- Plastic Debris – Plastic bottle tops, packaging, baggies, zip ties, duct tape, caution tape, wood
- Debris – palettes, lumber, boxes, cardboard, paper
Earth Guardians unite!
Let’s leave the earth at Engulf better than we found it! Let’s consider conscientious and innovative ways to create a more environmentally friendly and responsible burn! Please contact Sam at (561) 542-8734 or firstname.lastname@example.org to share ideas, brainstorm, ask questions, or anything else!