South by Southwest is an unsurpassed convergent event that brings the world to Austin every year. SXSW Eco grew out of the growing green presence at South by and we are ecstatic to be part of this year’s programming related to sustainability and social consciousness.
If you’re in town for SXSW Interactive, don’t miss the SXSW Eco & Geostellar Launch Party Saturday, March 9 at Blackheart (6-9PM). We’re ringing in our 2013 season with tacos, cocktails, fun and entertainment with our partners at Geostellar: the Sustainable Energy Network.
Stop by the Meet Up Tent on Monday, March 11 to mingle with fellow forward-thinking registrants and SXSW Eco staff at the SXSW Eco Meet Up: Monday, March 11 (3:30-4:30pm). We’ll be discussing initiatives for SXSW Eco 2013 and the myriad of ways you can get involved, from pitching your cleantech startup to speaking to hosting a volunteer event.
The SXSW FIlm Festival is world-renowned for its ability to introduce new and fresh voices. SXSW Eco is thrilled to present two documentary features selected by SXSW Film to premiere at this year’s festival.
FALL AND WINTER is an epic and spectacularly photographed journey across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Pollution, droughts and diminishing resources now threaten the very engine driving these catastrophes: civilization itself. Massive dislocations are manifesting in our lifetime, and our world will never be the same. This is not a story of despair but rather a rallying effort to find our way back towards harmony with nature. FALL AND WINTER uncovers ingenious new strategies for the future while drawing on past wisdom; it is a survival guide for the 21st century.
TINY: A Story About Living Small follows one couple's attempt to build a "tiny house" from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. Can living small go big?What is home? And how do we find it?
The SXSW Music and Media Conference is now in it’s 27th year as a premiere destination for exceptional daytime programming and evening showcases. While we will all be trying to catch as many acts as we can, SXSW Eco will have an official presence at The Nature Conservancy showcase on Tuesday, March 11. This 6 act showcase features fresh as well as seasoned talent that runs the American roots gamut from folk to blues. Playing in order of showtime are
- 8PM Parkington Sisters
- 9PM Sean Rowe
- 10PM The Milk Carton Kids
- 11PM Gaby Moreno
- 12AM Kelly Hogan
- 1AM Ryan Bingham
We hope to see you there!
Lastly, SXSW Eco has worked with some exceptional artists that work in LED and light to turn Austin’ Republic Square Park into an interactive Light Garden for seven days during SXSW. The garden will feature works from Jen Lewin Studios and Austin’s very own Houndstooth Studio and is free and open to the public. Stop by between Saturday, March 9th and Saturday, March 16th for an amazing experience in the heart of downtown Austin.