The Roundup Gathers Topics for Eco-Friendly Lifestyles

Rounding up Sustainability for Texans

Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Aug. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Annually Texans seeking green lifestyles and concerned about drought and the environment have come to the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup). For 12 years people have come from across Texas to this growing fall favorite. But what makes The Roundup a unique fair are the participating businesses that practice the Triple Bottom Line; people, planet, and profit. The Roundup provides talks by national leaders and local experts, panel discussions, workshops, cooking demos, product demos and interactive, creative learning activities that help people explore choices for eco friendly, efficient lifestyles and to reduce, recycle and reuse.

The Renewable Energy Roundup takes place the last weekend in September this year the 29 - 30 at Fredericksburg's Market Square, 101 West Main. Tickets are $15 per day or $25 for a 2-day pass.

The Roundup showcases eco-friendly products, green energy services and renewable energy resources from a growing number of Texas companies that provide people with a wide variety of useful information including topics such as:

  • Sustainability at Texas Vineyards
  • Panel Discussions including Rainwater Harvesting, Utility Leadership, Solar Financing, Organic Gardening, Austin Energy Green Building Program, Bio Fuels, Texas Legislative Outlook and more
  • Pre-Event workshops that include: Rainwater Harvesting, Intro To Solar (AIA & USGBC – 1 CEU Credit each) and Is Small Wind Right For You
  • Lavender Oil Distillation Demo and other product demos
  • Home Efficiency for Eco-friendly lifestyles
  • Use of Renewable Energy for Homeowners
  • And much, much more

The Roundup is a family affair where kids can look forward to creative activities focused on learning and fun. They'll find the opportunity to:

  • Build and race solar cars
  • Build and solar ovens and cook s'mores
  • String solar beads
  • Rides and many other activities

High school through college students will have the opportunity to race Remote Control (RC) solar cars at the RC Solar Car Race. The race is free and open to all students who bring a RC Solar Car and pre-register.   There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both race and design with the 1st place race winner taking home a cash purse!

The Renewable Energy Roundup is co-organized by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) and Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS). Event proceeds benefit TREIA and TCPS, two non-profits striving to increase understanding and awareness of renewable energy applications and to promote their wide use. Sponsors for The Roundup include Austin Energy Green Building, HEB, KRNH radio and many others who can be seen along with event details at the website:, or call 830-997-2350 or email:

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