Tag: sxsw eco

William McDonough
Analysis

SXSW Eco: Encounters with Visionaries & Techno-Fetishists

AUSTIN, Texas—This week, at SXSW Eco, a prominent conference bringing together sustainable business leaders, planners, and others, there are innumerable sessions devoted to startup businesses, socially conscious consumption, “bio-based economies,” genetic engineering, and synthetic materials. It is, by and large, a tech conference targeting industry- and city-scale innovations intended to […]

Constance Okollet
Analysis

Lone Star Green: ‘Wise Women’ Deliver Stories From Climate Change’s Front Lines

With the release of yet another report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chronicling the dangers our planet is steaming toward, it’s easy to forget that global warming is already damaging lands and injuring people worldwide. While the human impact from the recent uptick in billion-dollar disasters in the […]

Constance Okollet
blog

SXSW ECO: ‘Climate Wise Women’ Hold Key To A Just Climate Movement

Prior to 2007, life in Constance Okollet’s small Ugandan village was tranquil. It was, as she told a gathering at SXSW ECO in Austin on Tuesday, an “easy” life. “We had a lot of food. Our bodies were healthy. We used to eat wild food,” she said. But in 2007, […]