MOOP Daddy has put YOU on the map!
Yup, this year our crack team of super MOOP troupers and their whose-your-daddy Team Lead, Maddock, have scoured the frontiers of our Paddock pleasure palace, looking for and mapping our MOOP. And there are a few surprises in store.
For those still wondering what this cow-sounding acronym is about, MOOP stands for Matter Out of Place aka your crap/rubbish/things that weren’t there to begin with and should definitely not be left behind when you go. This is all part of Burning Seed’s Leave No Trace principle.
To see the colour of your camp, click on the MOOP map below to zoom in. To see a ‘sticky-notes’ version with more info, download the MOOP map, open it in Adobe or preview and double click on the post-its. There is also a more detailed spreadsheet here for each Theme Camp.
This is what MOOP Daddy had to report for the overall site:
“For the number of people we had this year I was actually pretty impressed. The places where we found stuff in concentration were just pockets, usually in casual camping areas.
Theme camps generally did extremely well, given the amount of traffic they had. The area of casual camping to the west of the main site was sparsely scattered with miscellaneous tiny things – glitter, tent pegs, those stick-on bindi rhinestone things were *everywhere*, and the usual bottle caps, water container seals and can stubs.
The area of woods to the south was peppered with baby wipes; the woods to the north were reportedly a hotbed of steaming turds; and quiet(er) camping to the east was garnished with small slices of try-harder. All in all, a pretty good job from this year’s Burner tribe, and I came away happy even though we have LOTS of things to bring up before next year’s Burn!”
And with 626 cigarette butts found littered across the site, there’s no butts about – there’s definitely more work to be done there!
This was the MOOP map’s first year, and it has focused primarily on raising awareness. However, there will be further discussion about what should happen with this information and the consequences of a red or yellow grading.
What do you think should happen?