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BWB NEWS 10/31/2017

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They are You

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********PLEASE DONATE HERE********* When speculation happens after a disaster, you often hear “They” used for an unknown group.  They say… They know… They built it… They will fix it… They will come help… Who are they? In this moment? “They... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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DISASTER RELIEF BLOG 10/27/2017

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Burning Man camp repurposes shipping container shelters for fire victims

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Hundreds of miles from Burning Man’s Black Rock City, a group of converted shipping containers used each year to house festival attendees has been delivered to a private lot in southwest Santa Rosa with a new purpos... Read More

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DISASTER RELIEF BLOG 10/23/2017

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Burning Man Camp Sends Shelters to CA Fire Victims

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Check out the Reno Gazette's coverage of the Oasis Project that is providing transitional housing for families displaced by the Sonoma County fires.... Read More

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DISASTER RELIEF BLOG 06/03/2017

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BWB Louisiana Flood Relief Continues

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When the southern part of Louisiana got massively flooded over a ten day period in August of 2016, it affected close to 150,000 homes resulting in one of the worst flooding disasters in the United States. It prompted ... Read More

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PRESS 09/10/2017

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After the Storm

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here’s what to expect, and what you can do, to help recover after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, from someone who spent nine months in gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina. Original Post... Read Article

 

PRESS 11/30/2015

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BWB-Detroit Winner of Citywide SOUP

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(original article:  http://detroitsoup.com/burners-without-borders/) Each year, tens of thousands of people make a pilgrimage to northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and build a city from scratch. Then they have a ... Read Article

 

PRESS 06/05/2015

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Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya

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YES Magazine has written a very good article about how BWB's Community Currency Program, The Brixton Pound, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, fr... Read Article