SXSW Eco aligns with progressive businesses and organizations seeking to make an impact through their operations and solutions. We thank our sponsors for their contributions to SXSW Eco and beyond.
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. We feel their stand on grassroots activism is an essential part of any environmental solution, and that educating the public on these issues is of vital importance. The Sierra Club plays a leadership role on a wide range of issues, making them an essential voice in the conversation on sustainable ecological systems.
Austin Energy is one of the country’s largest municipal-owned utilities and does an excellent job of fostering a progressive stance on energy issues. By investing in large scale renewable energy initiatives, they are diversifying the energy mix and providing a good example to utility owners across the country. They work diligently towards the goal of adding more renewables to their energy mix and we are proud to support and encourage those efforts
Austin Technology Clean Energy Incubator
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) in the IC2 Institute nurtures Austin startups and helps people bring their visions to reality by raising capital and making strategic connections. With over one billion dollars in investment to date, ATI has helped over 250 companies launch their businesses. ATI is also a big player in the local clean tech community, offering support and social events to keep the conversations strong in Austin all year round.
Lagunitas began as a small brewery in northern California in 1993, making delicious craft beer and keeping their sense of humor. As their popularity has grown, so has their business and their positive impact. By pioneering long term trade agreements with hops vendors they know personally, they are able to ensure fair prices and help provide stable income to small family farms. With their continued growth, they look to make more sustainable and environmental choices in their brewery operations. They support non-profits around the country, ensuring that Lagunitas is not only about making excellent beer, but building a strong and long lasting community.
Renowned for its support of the Austin music scene. Austin's weekly community newspaper, covering politics, art and culture since 1981. If it's important to Austin, it's in the Chronicle.