Nest is a non-profit organisation that runs solely on the energy and enthusiasm of its volunteers: everyone who attends is co-creating the space and experiences they wish to explore. No one gets in for free or gets paid for their contribution – from carpenters, artists and musicians, right up to the organising crew and board members. The more you put in the more you get back.
Whether you have been to Burning Man, Nowhere or any other burner gathering, this guide is a must-read for all participants.
NEST IS AN EVENT INSPIRED BY BURNING MAN, ITS CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND PRINCIPLES .
Boundaries & Consent
Any expression or activity involving the participation of other individuals must be consensual. We have an important Code of Conduct, viewable here.
Respect the boundaries of other participants
If you are concerned that a participant is behaving in a way that violates your boundaries or those of another participant, you can discuss this with a ranger or member of the Welfare team. As a community we take consent very seriously, and breaches will not be tolerated.
Respect photographic boundaries
Not everyone wants to have every moment captured and immortalised on the internet… You must get explicit consent from all individuals before photographing or videoing them. You must also confirm their permission to use the photo/video publicly, whether it’s online, print or social media.
No photos or videos may be used for commercial purposes.
Nest is an experiment in community and economy without money – none changes hands between community members, and there’s nowhere to spend it onsite. Spend this time without having to worry about your wallet (or phone, as there is no signal on site either). And come prepared!
To follow from the last point, nor do we barter. Instead, Nestlings gift freely without any expectation of recompense. Bring extra supplies to help anyone who has forgotten something! Offer massages, body-painting, food treats, themed bling, or get more creative still! Gift your time and volunteer. Gifting is fully unconditional – it is not bartering!
Leave A Better Trace
This means nothing hits the ground! If you see something on the floor – PICK IT UP – even if it wasn’t you that dropped it. Minimise your packaging in advance, utilise the facilities and advice provided by the onsite Leave A Better Trace team, and plan to take your rubbish away with you when you leave.
This year we have expanded our responsibilities from Leave No Trace to Leave a Better Trace. We want to honour the principle of leaving the environment as we found it. But why stop there when our community has such potential to leave a positive trace?
Examples of LBT include planting trees in a place that has been desertified; creating art or facilities that can be used by locals after you leave; awakening people to take further actions to protect and improve the environment or become activists.
Press & Media
THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE BURNER COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. THE BURNER COMMUNITY IS DEFINED AS THOSE WHO ATTEND OTHER EVENTS THAT FOLLOW THE 11 PRINCIPLES.
We respect the importance of maintaining our core energy and propagating this within our events. Therefore, we rely on word-of-mouth of prior Burning-event attendees, as well as welcoming those who seek out our gathering as something that resonates on a personal level.
We ask that you do not list our event in public Event Calendars or publish articles about the event without the express permission of the coordinators of the event. This does not extend to private blogs or public blogs aimed to share your own personal experience of Nest as opposed to promote the event itself. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.