Sustainability

SXSW acknowledges and takes responsibility for its environmental impacts. SXSW will demonstrate leadership in its efforts to integrate principles of environmental sustainability into its 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 mitigate the environmental effects of our operations and events. Read our full corporate sustainability policy and browse blogs below for more information.

Green Mountain Energy Reduces Carbon Offsets at SXSW Interactive 2016

Green Mountain Energy, a renewable energy provider, is excited to work with SXSW Interactive to offset the estimated carbon footprint of speaker travel. Green Mountain will calculate emissions and support projects that reduce the same amount of carbon.

Friday, Nov 1, 2013

SXSW Helps Bring B-Cycles to Austin!

Written by Ellen Burris

Locals can all relate to the nuisance of having to plan their days around avoiding Austin’s atrocious traffic. Austin’s steadily increasing traffic problems are unfortunately growing faster than the development of our traditional public transportation system. But have no fear, the tides are finally changing! The Bike Share Program is...

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013

Innovation to be Celebrated at the Inaugural SXSW Eco Awards

Written by Julie Yost

The inaugural SXSW Eco Awards recognizes leaders in the fields of energy, design, technology and sustainability during an evening of drinks, music and entertainment. Hosted by actress and renowned sustainability expert Andrea Robinson, the SXSW Eco Awards will honor winners of four exciting SXSW Eco competitions....

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013

Announcing Shepard Fairey as Third Keynote for SXSW Eco 2013

Written by Julie Yost

We're ecstatic to announce our final keynote for SXSW Eco 2013, street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Fairey first garnered widespread public attention in 1989 through his “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker which grew into the...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

Cities, Workshops and Awards: The Latest from SXSW Eco

Written by Julie Yost

October is just around the corner and we're busy finalizing the exciting schedule of sessions, speakers and special events for SXSW Eco. Highlights for this week include:

  • Signups now open for SXSW Eco Ignite presented by SURGE Accelerator. This 2-hour event will connect leading investors to the most
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