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You can keep up with the latest project developments from the people on the ground making them happen via the BWB Blog. We want to hear from you and welcome your comments.
 
 
 

PROJECTS BLOG 10/30/2017

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Exploring a Scaleable Model for Rapid Transitional Disaster Sheltering

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Exploring a Scaleable Model for Rapid Transitional Disaster Sheltering: Charitable-Rate RV Rentals Plus Home-Hosting   by: Arthur Zwern, RVs Without Borders RVs Without Borders advocates a simple post-dis... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 09/10/2017

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From the playa to the mud--BWB heads south to hurricane country

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Just like with the response to Hurricane Katrina 12 years before which lead to the founding of BWB, the response to Hurricane Harvey during Burning Man was immediate, chaotic, and almost outpaced the ability to organi... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 10/28/2016

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WHEN YOUR BEST HOPE IS SETTING EVERYTHING YOU'VE OWNED ON FIRE

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Wreckage mounds taller and longer than a pickup truck are more than daily reminders to the survivors of the Louisiana Flood that they have lost everything; the mounds are fertile incubators for mold spores, ideal hunt... Read More

 
 

PROJECTS BLOG 09/29/2016

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Holy Grounds

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Holy Grounds by Kevin O'Neill On the outskirts of Greensburg, LA, just outside of the city limits, Darlington Church of God in Christ has been a pillar of the community, serving its members for nearly 100 years. On... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 12/01/2015

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Community Activation in Los Angeles.....

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A message from the Desert Wizards of Mars, Black Rock Observatory, and Burners without Borders... The holiday season is upon us and the playa dust is gone from the last of our things but the burn is still present i... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 03/09/2015

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BWB goes to Amsterdam for the Burning Man European Leadership Summit (ELS).

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Burners Without Borders (BWB) had a productive trip to the European Leadership Summit (ELS) last month. We deepened our connections with European Regionals, introduced BWB-style civics to a well attended workshop, and... Read More

 
 

PROJECTS BLOG 02/24/2015

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BWB Winter Ball Fundraiser for the Chicago Community Grant Program!

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Chicago's annual Burners Without Borders fundraiser, ‘The BWB Winter Ball’, was a night to remember for all of the organizers, artists, volunteers, and participants who made it such a huge success. It was a night ... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 02/19/2015

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Donate Your Old Android Phone to BWB and Make a Difference

Project: Complimentary Currency Program

When Will Ruddick was imprisoned in Nairobi two years ago for introducing alternative currencies to Kenya’s poorest, it seemed that the program was doomed to fail. But after quickly winning a court case against the ... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 09/23/2014

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Community Currency Expanding to Nairobi

Project: Complimentary Currency Program

Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi (a sister currency to the successful Bangla-Pesa in Mombasa) is set to launch in early October! Initial designs of the Gatina-Pesa have been made by local students in Kawangware under the direct... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 06/12/2014

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The Failures of Money and a New Kind of Cash

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“Cash is the enemy of the poor,” wrote Rodger Voorhies, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s program aimed at improving financial services to the poor, While, I have a soft spot for technolog... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 04/22/2014

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Elections, Service, Mapping and Nairobi

Project: Bangla-Pesa

New Board and Community Service Contributions On April 19th the Bangladesh Business Network had their first official board elections and ratified their statues. They also voted on the use of their community funds. Whe... Read More

 

PROJECTS BLOG 04/15/2014

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African Children Encourged to Protect Wildlife

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Greetings from the Wild Nature Institute in northern Tanzania!  Our tri-lingual children’s book, The Amazing Migration of Lucky the Wildebeest, tells the story of wildlife migration from the perspective of a young ... Read More

 
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