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BWB NEWS 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  Dietrich McGaffey, a volunteer of BWB, to get ... 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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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

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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

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DISASTER RELIEF BLOG 11/29/2016

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HOW THE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CAN SUPPORT STANDING ROCK

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Originally Published by Fest300 on November 23, 2016.   HOW THE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CAN SUPPORT STANDING ROCK Are you thinking of going to Standing Rock? Have you felt called to be... Read More

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DISASTER RELIEF BLOG 09/29/2016

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BWB Volunteers Making an Impact

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Life Church in East Baton Rouge opened their arms and hearts to us and the community. They are the last distribution center that is still open, and they receive trucks of donated goods a few times a week. We helped or... Read More

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DISASTER RELIEF BLOG 09/12/2016

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Dispatches from Louisiana's 1000 year Flood

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This was a disaster without a name. For weeks, I couldn't tell really what to call it-- "relief area"? "Flood zone"? It took some time for me to discover that people here have received as much damage, financially and ... Read More

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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

 

PRESS 04/16/2015

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Burners Without Borders to Become Program of Burning Man Project

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San Francisco, Calif., April 13, 2015 — Burning Man announced today that Burners Without Borders — a grassroots group that supports community organizing and disaster relief worldwide — will transition June 1 to ... Read Article