Viridian Note 00178: Texas Renewable Roundup

Bruce Sterling <>
Sunday, August 06, 2000 10:53 PM

Key concepts
Texas, sustainability, renewable energy industry, regional events

Attention Conservation Notice: Of regional interest.

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This contest expires August 31, 02000.

(((I'm going to this event. If you want to come along, here's some propaganda from the organizers.)))

TEXAS RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDUP Green Living & Sustainability Fair UPDATE August 7, 2000


Save a few bucks and reserve your space at the Roundup by August 15. It could mean an extra couple of bottles of great Texas wines, a few extra German pastries, or a splurge in one of the many shops and galleries in Fredericksburg.


Over 50 seminars and featured speakers plus some 20 specialized workshops will be announced on the Roundup website by mid-August. Be sure to check them out at


The Roundup advertising campaign includes:

  1. thousands of brochures and bookmarks circulated over the last several months;
  2. the web site linked to the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau web site and many others;
  3. press releases to over 1,500 news outlets through the services of PR Newswire, and other media lists;
  4. ads in publications such as Texas Monthly, Home Power Magazine, Solar Today, Home Grown, and Natural Home Magazine;
  5. ads in assorted newspapers and weekly entertainment tabloids;
  6. calendar listings in dozens of magazines and newsletters;
  7. bill stuffers mailed to over 585,000 customers by City Public Service;
  8. hundreds of posters and thousands of flyers distributed in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, throughout the Hill Country and in other cities;
  9. mention of the Roundup on topically related radio shows in major markets;
  10. promotion through auspices of affinity groups such environmental and consumer groups.

Don't miss being a part of the Roundup. Exhibit spaces are still available. Select your space now. Complete the Exhibitor Application form found in the green and white Roundup Exhibitor Information brochure and send it in right away.

See you at the Roundup!

Russel Smith Roundup Organizer (512) 345-5446

(((While we're at it, here are some other handy-looking green biz conferences that may be closer to home.)))

The Natural Step Fifth Annual Conference on Sustainability: "Why Meet Human Needs Globally?", October 5-7, 2000; The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. More details at

The Industrial Ecology 2000 Conference: "Maximizing Shareholder Value: Lessons from the Natural World", October 5-8 at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information visit:

International Pollution Prevention Summit, October 16-20, Montreal, Canada. The emphasis will be on developing plans for collective action to implement pollution prevention worldwide. For more information visit:

EURO Environment 2000 conference on Industry and Environmental Performance, October 18-20, Aalborg, Denmark. Conference will present visionary, strategic and concrete solutions on how business can work towards sustainable development. For more information email:

The 10th Annual Bioneers Conference, Martin Center, San Rafael, California; October 20-22. For more information visit:

Towards Sustainable Product Design: Center for Sustainable Design's (UK) 5th international conference, October 23-24th, 2000 at the Design Center Stuttgart in Germany. TSPD 5 will also incorporate the launch of two new books: 'Sustainable Solutions' and 'The Eco-design Toolbox'. More details at:

E-Commerce and the Environment organized by a New York Academy of Sciences and Tellus Institute Conference, New York City, October 24 (evening), 25. Business transformation by Internet and the potentially significant effects on the physical and social environment. For more information email:

The Fourth Annual Sustainable Business Symposium at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon; November 3-5. For more information visit:

The 8th Annual Business for Social Responsibility Conference, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, November 8-10. For more information see:

World Congress on Environmental Design for the New Millennium; One of the three parallel conferences: World Conference on Green Design, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; November 11-13, 2000. The Conference on Green Design will focus on strengthening connections and relationships between the earth and the built environment with special emphasis on harmony between the development of human settlements, conservation of nature and the sustainable use of resources. More information at:

EcoDesign 2001. Second International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Union of EcoDesigners: Japanese Academic Societies of EcoDesigners, Tokyo, Japan; December 5-8, 2001. More information at:

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