The Feather Debate
Burning Man is the largest LNT (Leave No Trace) event hosted in a National Conservation Area. LNT basically means don’t leave a trace of your existance. Don’t leave things there that are not indigenous to that area. Trash, oil drips and feathers fall into this category.
So why are feathers bad on playa? They are difficult to permanently attach, they pull-off and snag on things, they blow away immediately in the wind, they are hard to pick up, they become imbedded in playa and Restoration teams have to pick them out of the crusty playa.
As an Earth Guardian, I am dedicated to the LNT principals. As a playa-wear designer, I am passionate about style. As a member of Gate/Perimeter, I am hard-core about following the rules, especially LNT. Because I am a writer, Earth Guardians asked me to write some LNT blogs for JRS (Jack Rabbit Speaks).