Incidentally, the art theme for burning man this year is "Green Man" -- more on that another time.
Here's what the organizers wrote on the invitation on Tribe:
THE PROJECT: Through fundraising and our incredible ability to manifest all intention, SOULICIOUS is raising money to grow a forest in Ethiopia. By planting over 400,000 trees, we will become the first carbon-neutral Burning Man camp in the history of the event. We not only intend to remain carbon-neutral for many years to come, but also to inspire other groups to offset their own carbon greenhouse gas emissions.
The Green World campaign is amazing. Mission: People plant trees, everywhere. Not too different than our local favorites Tree People, whose work has been leading the pack for decades. Green World is doing it with a global focus by replanting trees in villages in areas of desertification and clearcuts -- always involving local people.
At only 10 cents per tree, if you raise $1,000 for planting trees, then you can plant 10,000 trees -- a small forest. In a generation, 10,000 trees can totally transform the experience of a rural town or village.
I like the program: Throw parties, raise money to plant forests, and restore ecosystems so plants, people and animals are happy.
As an investment advisor, I like those returns!