IN TANKWA TOWN
ALWAYS CARRY A BAG AND USE IT
This way when you have finished that drink, energy bar, chewing gum, or packet of crisps, you don’t have to hold on to the wrapper or can until you find a solution. It’s there already, hanging from your shoulders.
NEVER LET ANYTHING HIT THE GROUND
This applies everywhere in Tankwa Town – in your camp, at a Theme Camp, on a dancefloor, anywhere.
SECURE EVERYTHING IN YOUR CAMP
You never know when a windstorm is going to happen.
If everything in your camp is secure at all times, nothing will blow away. Have bins with lids. Many red scores on our MOOP map are from micro MOOP left in a camp. Duct tape old 5-litre water containers with small holes cut out onto your tent poles for convenient micro MOOP capture.
SMOKERS - CARRY A PORTABLE ASHTRAY
Always have a small container for your stompies and spent matches. They make great gifts - bring extra and give them away.
RESPECT THE DESERT FLOOR
Do not sweep the desert floor. Not for your artwork, not for your camp (you can move big rocks, but no sweeping). Desert rocks and stones don’t magic themselves back into place once you’ve left. Those scars stay forever. Do not dig holes for your grey water, nor your own toilets on your camp site.
NO DIGGING OF HOLES
Unless it’s a part of an artwork’s supporting structure. Any holes dug by art crews must always be filled in again.
IF YOU SEE MOOP - PICK IT UP
If you see MOOP on the ground in Tankwa Town, please pick it up and take it with you.
NO TRASH IN THE TOILETS
Please don’t put anything other than human waste and the one-ply toilet paper supplied into the toilets. Any foreign objects in the tank/s can break or destroy our toilet pumps – please make sure your scarf, glasses, shirt or any other objects don’t fall in!
GOT A GENERATOR?
Soundproof it using non-flammable materials – but be sure you don’t cover the exhaust or air intake. Alternately, go green by not bringing a generator (rather get solar panels, deep cycle batteries and an inverter to do the same job).
NOTE: generators cannot be run between 7am and 11am Monday to Thursday of our event week.
SECURE YOUR LOAD
When leaving, pack carefully and make sure your rubbish and other items do not come loose on the ride home and litter the highways. Hunt about for large feedbags or sugar bags to put your black bags in. They’re tough enough
to withstand high-speed winds as you head home on the R355. Once you have packed your load, secure it with bungee cords, ratchet straps or rope – whatever you use, make sure your load cannot come off under any circumstances. To check that it stays put, pull over every now and then and check, and re-secure it (because the R355 is famous for rattling things loose).
Dump your rubbish, or your RV / campervan grey water, or blue water (i.e: chemically-treated toilet effluent) on the R355 on the way out. Don’t dump anywhere - not on farm roads, not picnic spots and not even in the bins – the desert wind shreds everything, and sends MOOP miles downwind. Take your trash home, and dispose of it responsibly – and definitely don’t dump perishables or opened packets of food at Collexodus, as this is a health hazard.
Please join your neighbours on Sunday and Monday after the burn, or schedule two hours on your own during your stay to help clean up Tankwa Town. Restore your campsite and conduct a MOOP sweep to inspect your space. You’ll be surprised how much stuff you’ve left lying around. Go to the Volunteer Booth at 8-ish if you want to be steered to a particular clean-up project.
Want a Green on the MOOP Map? Get your camp signed off by a member of the LNT crew at Off-Centre Camp to get your camp OK’d and signed off before you leave.