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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.
 
 
 

BWB NEWS 12/20/2018

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BWB Grant Update: Code for Humanity (Madagascar)

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Code for Humanity’s (CFH) 2018 summer session helped lay the infrastructure for free and sustainable software education in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Through a partnership between CFH, Jeune Chambre Internationale (Nosy B... Read More

 

BWB NEWS 03/27/2018

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BWB Grantee Highlight: PLARNit for the Planet in Nevada, USA

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Melisa Maxey leads PLARNit Workshops in Reno, Nevada, and was another first-time BWB Grant Recipient in 2017.  She wrote to us to tell us more about the workshops, how they have been going, and future plans: "Eac... Read More

 

BWB NEWS 01/17/2018

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BWB Grantee Highlight: Mobile Murals in Estelí, Nicaragua

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In December, BWB received this update from Bethany Golden, co-founder of ICAS/Juntos Adelante, on their Mobile Mural project: "As we write this update, three large, beautiful mobile murals are touring through the r... Read More

 
 

BWB NEWS 01/17/2018

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BWB Grantee Highlight: Telluride Fire Festival in Colorado, USA

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Erin Reis, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Telluride Fire Festival, writes: "The Telluride Fire Festival was thrilled to host youth from around the region in this fall at our STEAM workshop and create not on... Read More

 

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 h... Read More

 

BWB NEWS 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

 
 

BWB NEWS 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

 

BWB NEWS 10/10/2017

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BWB Grantee Highlight: ZumaPoop in Oaxaca, Mexico

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We have an update from BWB Grantee "Zuma Poop." Joana Torres writes: For the past few weeks, we've been having fun building the Zumapoop sustainable toilets at La Casita children's center in Moctezuma, Mexico. When w... Read More

 

BWB NEWS 09/28/2017

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Original BWB Couple Giving Back 12 years Later

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Burners Without Borders would like to thank and highlight the story of Matt and Karine Maynard. Their story began the same time that Burners Without Borders did; In 2005, when hundreds of Burners left Burning Man to s... Read More

 

BWB NEWS 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

 

BWB NEWS 08/27/2017

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

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BWB Corpus Christi is on the ground organizing relief efforts in the Aransas, Texas region. This is still an active disaster with heavy rains and continued flooding. Within 24 hours we will provide links to volunteer ... Read More

 

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 ... Read More