FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS (SEPT. 26-28, 2008) – Texans are turning “green” over the latest clean, renewable energy solutions provided by local companies. Over its nine year history the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair has grown to become an established autumn ritual for numerous people from across Texas. More than 7,500 Texans came to the Texas Hill Country last year to explore products and technology geared to sustainable green-living choices; and larger crowds are expected Sept. 26-28 at the 9th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair, at Market Square in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas.
The 9th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair features the growing number of local companies offering renewable energy and green living choices being sought by Texans across the state. Informative and entertaining, this year’s schedule includes: workshops; live music; kid’s learning activities; new Belgian beer & ales for sale; healthy cooking demos; and a natural, organic food café. The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair participants can explore sustainable energy solutions through a variety of activities, including interactive exhibits and demonstrations; dozens of practical and informative workshops; vehicle ride-and-drive; and more. This three-day event will showcase energy-efficient products and renewable energy solutions that help preserve the environment while reducing carbon output.
“More than ever, people are looking for choices that are recyclable, renewable, and reusable. When options are available, people tend to lean towards a green lifestyle that is organic; healthy; sustainable; locally produced; energy efficient; and less toxic,” said Russel Smith, executive director of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association and co-organizer for the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair. “The fair provides an outlet for community members to gain invaluable information and resources that can benefit our future quality of life.”
Nationally-recognized speakers will talk about the latest developments in green living, climate change research and renewable energy resources. Keynote speakers include: Mason Arnold, founder and CEO of Greenling—an award-winning local, organic food home delivery service; Matthew Stein, Chelsea Green author, speaking on Self-Reliance & Building a Sustainable Future; and architect, Peter Pfeiffer a founding principal of Barley + Pfeiffer Architects, a firm recognized nationally for its pioneering use of environmentally responsive building design and construction techniques. The speaker lineup will be rounded out with some fifty other experts in renewable energy research and development, and sustainable green living choices.
Event tickets for Friday and Sunday are $10 ea. Saturday tickets are $12. A weekend pass can be purchased for $20 (at the gate only) and children under 12-years-old are free.
The ninth annual Texas Renewable Energy Roundup is co-organized by the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (www.treia.org) and the Texas Solar Energy Society (www.txses.org), in cooperation with the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (www.tofga.org). Event proceeds will benefit TREIA and TXSES, two non-profits that strive to increase the understanding and awareness of renewable energy applications and promote their wide use. Major sponsorship is provided by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office. Other top sponsors to-date include Austin Energy Green Building Program, BP America, and Habitat Suites. For more details log on to www.TheRoundup.org.