Austin and San Antonio, TX August 25, 2008: When the people at Green Mountain Energy heard that the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair was looking for additional volunteers for their fall festival, they responded by offering to sponsor renewable energy credits for the first 100 people who sign up. This opportunity will provide individuals with a way to take action and support the move toward renewable energy options in Texas. Not only will volunteers earn renewable energy credits toward reducing their own carbon foot print, they will also receive free entry into the fair and the Roundup tee-shirt. We hope you will volunteer by signing up at www.theroundup.org or call the Roundup Coordinator at 877-376-8638.
At the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair, over 7500 people gather annually to explore products and technology that is sustainable, renewable and recyclable – products that offer green-living choices . The Renewable Energy Roundup takes place in Fredericksburg, Friday, September 26 through Sunday, the 28th. A fusion of information and entertainment, this year’s schedule includes workshops, kid’s activities, healthy cooking demos, and a natural organic food café. Hands-on activities include interactive exhibits and demonstrations, dozens of practical and informative workshops, vehicle ride-and-drive and live entertainment in the beer garten.
Green Mountain Energy knows that, more than ever, Texans are exploring how to meet their daily needs in ways that help ensure their future quality of life. Taking steps like reducing carbon emissions from driving and flying, buying cleaner electricity, and choosing local, organic products all play a part in the increasingly popular green lifestyle.
Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s leading retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions. Green Mountain offers residential, business, institutional and governmental customers an easy way to purchase cleaner, affordable electricity products, as well as the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint. So it makes sense that the folks at Green Mountain Energy were ready to provide sponsorship for those who volunteer at the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair. Green Mountain’s carbon offset brand, BeGreen also helps Texans “walk the talk” by providing easy ways go green. Visit the BeGreen website to get more ideas about reducing and offsetting your household’s carbon footprint (www.begreennow.com).
The ninth annual Texas Renewable Energy Roundup is co-organized by the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association and the Texas Solar Energy Society, in cooperation with the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Event proceeds will benefit TREIA and TXSES, two non-profits that strive to increase the understanding and awareness of renewable energy applications and promote their wide use. Major sponsorship is provided by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office.