Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MOOP: Definition

MOOP  1. (noun)
An acronym for Matter Out Of Place, meaning any thing or impact not native to the immediate environment, especially as it applies to the citizens of Black Rock City and the greater Burning Man community in regards to the founding principle of Leave No Trace.

  1. Examples: trash, bottles, cans, cigarette butts, fireworks, glow sticks, bottle caps, but can also be in the form of debris from camp fires, wood, plastic, metal, glass, and plants.
  2. Sentence: "I'm glad that everyone had a wonderful time but your camp sure did leave a whole lot of moop behind!"
  3. Moop can also be a condition not natural to the environment: such as burn scars, grey water, and dunes.

Moop  2. (verb)
To pick up matter out of place.
  1. Sentence: "Our camp teamed up with the other camps on the block and we mooped from one end to the other!"