Sustainability

Sustainability - Photo by Merrick Ales

SXSW Eco is part of the SXSW LLC family which is a varied and elaborate production that encompasses conventions, trade shows, music and film festivals and various marketing platforms. As a corporation, SXSW believes in the benefits of responsible corporate citizenship and recognizes that environmental issues are an important measuring stick that distinguishes one event from another. 
Read more on the SXSW Sustainability Blog.

SXSW LLC acknowledges and takes responsibility for our environmental impacts. We work hard to demonstrate leadership in our efforts to integrate principles of environmental sustainability into our organizational practices. By promoting awareness of the environmental impact that our actions have within our corporate culture, we hope to find solutions that limit, and minimize, the environmental effects of our operations and events.

To view a complete version of the SXSW Environmental Policy click here.


Carbon Offsets Provided by Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain Energy Green Mountain is proud to offset the estimated carbon dioxide emissions of all attendee travel to SXSW Eco, including offsets from projects that combat deforestation threatening wildlife and their ecosystems around the world.


Humane Food Partner - World Animal Protection

WAP The official Humane Food Sponsor for SXSW Eco, World Animal Protection moves the world to protect animals. Working passionately with businesses, governments, NGOs, and local communities in more than 50 countries, World Animal Protection works to find solutions to change animals' lives for the better. Dedicated to humane and sustainable food production, World Animal Protection takes action to improve the lives of billions of farm animals worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.worldanimalprotection.us.org.


SXSW Eco Exhibition Upcycling Program

SpinFish

SpinFish Event Solutions is a waste diversion and rescue service specializing in diverting event leftovers from the landfill. By providing more sustainable options for unwanted custom event materials and waste, SpinFish will help ensure event leftovers are kept out of the trash, while helping the local community where the event took place. SpinFish is excited to partner with SXSW again for their 2014 Eco Exhibition. To date, SpinFish & SXSW have salvaged nearly 10,000 lbs of materials in less than one year, and look forward to keeping that momentum going.


Carbon Trade Exchange

Carbon Trade Exchange

Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX), a global exchange for environmental credits, is proud to offset the estimated 79,810 gallons of water consumed by SXSW Eco 2014 conference attendees and hotel guests. CTX purchased Water Restoration Credits (WRCs) from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), ensuring that freshwater resources will be directed toward the restoration of economic, recreational and ecological vitality of critical freshwater ecosystems.

Sustainability at SXSW Eco 2013 by Merrick Ales