This year at SXSW Eco, we are partnering with Earth Day Texas to deliver an even more captivating experience, including a free expedition to the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS). The behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S.’ oldest sustainable architecture firm will be led by CMPBS’s co-founder, Pliny Fisk III. The Center designs and tests innovative programs that integrate air, water, food, energy and material systems to build healthy and sustainable communities.
Also as part of your SXSW Eco experience, be sure to download the official mobile app, brought to you through our partnership with Earth Day Texas. The app will include maps of the venue and it will allow you to build your schedule. You can even get directions to your upcoming events.
Special banners within the app are clickable to send you to earthdaytx.org, where you can learn more about the largest eco-celebration in the world, along with other year-round events.
The special trip to CMPBS is part of Earth Day Texas’ latest initiative—Expeditions—a series of personalized and exclusive tours of Texas eco-friendly points of interest and wildlife habitats. Expeditions are typically half and full day trips to the most beautiful and important outdoor destinations in the North Texas region. Trips will be led by experts who will teach about the wildlife, history and environmental significance of each place.
Earth Day Texas (EDTx) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and three-day Earth Day event like you’ve never seen before. April 21-23, 2017, visit Fair Park in Dallas to experience the exhibition that brings together communities, educators, businesses, families, government, music, influential public figures and more for a fun and learning-filled Earth Day weekend.
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems | Photo courtesy of Blake Gordon