SXSW Eco is an international conference dedicated to solving a myriad of challenges through innovation and collaboration. Media Partners and Supporters are essential in this critical effort by furthering conversation throughout the SXSW Eco season. If your organization wants to become an official media partner or supporter please contact Peter@sxsweco.com.
Green Building & Design (GB&D)
As an established custom media platform, gb&d (Green Building & Design) strives to connect and inspire green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning, and policy.
Greentech Media (GTM)
Greentech Media (GTM) produces industry-leading news, research, and conferences in the business-to-business greentech market. Our coverage areas include solar, smart grid, energy efficiency, wind, and other non-incumbent energy markets. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces competitive intelligence reports and data subscriptions. Using our extensive network and in-depth analysis, GTM hosts conferences for in-person networking and deal-making. GTM has operations in Boston, New York, and San Francisco.
Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999 — which, to be frank, was way before most people cared about such things. Now that green is in every headline and on every store shelf (bamboo hair gel, anyone?), Grist is the one site you can count on to help you make sense of it all.
Guardian Sustainable Business
Guardian Sustainable Business is a global network for progressive leaders at the forefront of corporate sustainability. Register as a member to gain access to cutting edge comment, debate, events and VIP networking.
KUT is a leading source for knowledge and ideas that enrich and sustain greater Austin’s unique sense of place, cultural identity and position as a center of leadership. KUT will inform, inspire and engage while becoming the most trusted source for news, information and the Austin, Texas, music experience.
First published in 1976, Mother Jones produces revelatory journalism that informs and inspires a more just and democratic world. Covering a wide range of topics, the nonprofit news organization produces award-winning investigative, political, social justice, and environmental reporting. Mother Jones is also a founding member of The Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate alongside The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, the Guardian, Grist, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s Need to Know. These outlets share a simple goal: To tell the story of climate change better than it’s ever been told before. Visit ClimateDesk.org, follow on Twitter and like on Facebook.
Popular Science, the world's largest science and technology magazine, covers the future now. We forecast the next month, year and decade in robotics, software, personal technology, space travel, and green innovation. As the official media partner of SXSW Eco, Popular Science will be covering the latest news and announcements from Austin.
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community, focusing on technology, finance and policy. We convene thought leadership forums and create energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy. For more info on the Renewable Energy Finance Forum, click here.
American Energy Society
The American Energy Society is the world's expert network for energy and cleantech and sustainability. The American Energy Society uses an online platform to connect thought-leaders with relevant commercialization opportunities, professional connections, funding opportunities, expert research services, legislation, events and more. Our online Marketplace connects startups and entrepreneurs with investors and corporations from all sectors of the industry. We believe that by bringing the world of energy together, we can advance new technology and support a sustainable energy future.
Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 75,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. For more information, visit architectureforhumanity.org or find us on Twitter at @archforhumanity and Facebook.
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC), The Next Generation of Austin Leaders
The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC) is the fastest growing young professional's organization in Central Texas. The purpose of the AYC is to provide valuable opportunities for the professional and personal development of young professionals. Members of the AYC have the opportunity to get involved, learn how to make a difference in the community, and become the next generation of Austin leaders. Our mission is to develop and connect young professionals in Austin to create business, community and individual success.
Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a program of the Buckminster Fuller Institute
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is the Buckminster Fuller Institute's annual international design competition awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. This prize program is a call to the world's artists, scientists, designers, architects, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs committed to playing a transformative role in addressing the biggest issues we face today. Winning solutions are regionally specific yet globally applicable and present a truly comprehensive, anticipatory, integrated approach to solving the world's complex problems.
Cleantech Open is the oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator program, with the mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges. Through our annual business competition and accelerator program we use mentoring, training, and coaching to connect cleantech startups with the people and resources that will accelerate their success, as well as a national platform for media and public visibility.
Capital City African-American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC)
Founded in 1982, the Capital City African-American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) promotes the development of African-American businesses and the expansion of the Greater Austin business community by providing resources, technical assistance, and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth and by promoting convention and tourism.
CleanTX, Powering Texas' Clean Energy Economy
CleanTX is the energy and clean technology industry group for Central Texas. Headquartered in the capital city of Austin, CleanTX is uniquely positioned at the nexus of government, industry, academia, utility, and community interests. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership on community education, and networking platform for key industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports our rapidly growing clean energy economy.
Published by the University of Washington, Conservation is a science magazine dedicated to changing the conversation about what it means to be green. In every issue, we challenge the “doom-and-gloom” paradigm in conservation journalism with a careful examination of success stories about smart science and technological solutions to the big environmental problems of our time.
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)
ECCI is a hub for the knowledge, innovation and skills required to create a low carbon economy. Located in Edinburgh but building upon the best ideas from around the world, the ECCI provides the place and space for low carbon leaders and networks from business, finance and the public sector to work together to deliver a low carbon future: enhancing business enterprise and innovation; delivering professional skills training; and supporting Government policy implementation. Business Innovation is at the core of all ECCI activity. In May 2013 we help relaunch the biggest ever Engage Invest Exploit investor showcase event, supporting 16 low carbon/Cleantech start ups to pitch to Scotland’s largest ever gathering of investors, VCs and corporate venturers.
Ensia is an online and print magazine and event series that’s out to change the world. Cutting across disciplines, ideologies, sectors and continents, we provide environmental leaders with the ideas, information and inspiration they can use to solve Earth’s biggest environmental challenges.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
With world attention focused on the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) works to develop win-win solutions that can benefit both. With programs from Boston to Beijing, EDF tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches.
Gensler is a global design firm, with 42 offices and 3,500 employees worldwide. Genslerhelps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965,Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 20 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadia and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.
Part of the international Greendrinks network, Seattle Greendrinks is a non-profit created to connect and grow Seattle's environmental community. The goal of our group is pretty simple: to create a space that fosters connections and good times among people working in, or interested in, environmental and sustainability issues. Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Seattle Greendrinks is produced by the folks at Re-Vision Labs, who also produce Bloom and Get a Real Job Fair, among other things. @seagreendrinks.
Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers people to turn water challenges into opportunities. Our annual business plan competition and accelerator program provides a unique path-to-market opportunity for water startups. Join the leading ecosystem for water entrepreneurship and innovation today!
The joint mission of the NECEC Institute and its sister organization, the New England Clean Energy Council, is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.
Real Leaders inspires and connects better leaders for a better world through media and global events, and draws on the insights of successful leaders to highlight best practices of doing well by doing good.
SPEER, the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource, is a non-profit energy efficiency organization working to accelerate the use energy efficient products, technologies, and services in Texas and Oklahoma. SPEER's members represent a wide range of industries and organizations involved in advancing energy efficiency. Through partnerships and collaboration, SPEER is enabling greater adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficiency throughout the region.
Sustainable Cities Collective
Sustainable Cities Collective is an editorially independent, moderated community for leaders of major metropolitan areas, urban planning and sustainability professionals. We look to aggregate content and provide resources for all who work in or are interested in urban planning, sustainable development and urban economics. Looking at issues such as transportation, building practices, community planning & development, education, water, health and infrastructure, we hope to create a community where people can get involved and learn about the advances in how cities are becoming smarter and greener in the 21st century.
Sustainable Industries is award-winning independent media company producing SustainableIndustries.com, a jobs board, industry newsletters, webinars, case studies, social media communities, and events including the popular Sustainable Industries Economic Forum. Our mission is to create a new B2B media experience – informing, inspiring and connecting sustainable business leaders. In 2013 Sustainable Industries celebrates its 10-year anniversary.
Texas Green Network
Texas Green Network has been bringing together green businesses and environmental leaders since 2008. Our mission is to support responsible growth and development of the green business sector, foster collaboration between the Texas business and environmental communities, and accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices in the Texas business community.
Transition US is the national hub of the international Transition Movement, a grassroots network taking local action to build sustainable economies and resilient communities. Transition US connects, supports, and trains leaders in 140 (and counting!) Transition Towns across the U.S. Visit www.transitionus.org to find a Transition Town near you or learn how to start one in your community.
Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line: People, Planet & Profit. We have grown to become one of the world's most well read websites on sustainability in business with over 350,000 unique monthly readers from a wide spectrum of industries large and small.
Ultra Light Startups - Future Energy
Future Energy is a series of startup-investor pitch events that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy and clean-tech industries to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world’s energy challenges. You can attend in-person Future Energy events in New York, Boston and Silicon Valley or participate in our virtual events online from anywhere.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
The Wilderness Society - Protecting Wilderness and Inspiring Americans to Care for Our Wild Places
The Wilderness Society is the leading conservation organization working to protect America’s wilderness and preserve our country’s rich wildlands legacy. Since 1935, we’ve successfully protected more than 110 million acres of federally designated wilderness areas and have helped ensure that millions of acres of other public lands are well managed into the future. We focus on protecting the wildest parts of the U.S. public lands base, the 618 million acres of national parks, national forests and other federal lands collectively owned by the American people. Backed by more than 500,000 Wilderness Society members and supporters, we work with Congress, government, non-governmental agencies, private individuals and communities to forge workable solutions for responsible public lands stewardship.