The Urban Oasis

Written by Ellen Burris | Monday, Jul 8, 2013

The SXSW 2013 Urban Oasis Presented by Brita

For the past few years during SXSW Music, the corner of 7th and Trinity has been transformed into a convenient spot for registrants and the public to relax, rehydrate and recharge using clean solar power in the comfort of an environmentally responsible lounge.

Formerly known as The Green Zone, in 2013 this annual favorite returned as The SXSW Urban Oasis Presented by Brita, offering free Nalgene water bottles, Brita Hydration Stations with filtered water, a solar-powered cell phone charging station, plenty of seating, shade, greenery and more. With over 18,500 people visiting the space over the 4 days, and over 2,500 people charging their phone at the SolarPump, we would call The 2013 Urban Oasis a huge success!