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Sierra Club Executive Director a Distinguished Speaker at SXSW Eco

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Sierra Club to have a robust presence at premier environmental conference in Austin
Friday, October 4, 2013
Rebecca Silver, 646-461-9831, Rebecca.Silver@Sierraclub.org

SAN FRANCISCO – For the 3rd year in a row, the Sierra Club is proud to be a sponsor of the South By Southwest (SXSW) Eco conference.  SXSW Eco takes place Monday, October 7 - Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.  The Sierra Club will have a wide-ranging presence at the event, leading the first-ever official conference hike at the Bright Leaf Preserve, participating in multiple panel sessions and operating an interactive activation during the Eco Exhibition.

On Tuesday, October 8, Executive Director Michael Brune will take part in Bloomberg BNA’s Policy Action Series, a collection of sessions whose themes have been taken from the National Climate Assessment.  The series will bring together key change agents and thought leaders from across the country currently implementing successful programs and policies.   Brune’s panel discussing adaptation will be livestreamed on sxsweco.com.

The Sierra Club is also participating in panels on the “Land & Water” and “Behavior, Education, Health” tracks, Keeping Rivers Flowing: Innovative Strategies and Bike Curious? Dutch Style Cycling in the US.

In addition, the Sierra Club is partaking in the Future360.tv Sustainability Goes Viral inaugural short video competition.  Select videos will be screened during the conference.  To view the Sierra Club’s submissions, click here.

With a focus on finding positive solutions to the challenges facing the environment, economy and civil society, SXSW Eco offers the opportunity for professionals in business, government, non-profits and academia to participate in provocative panel discussions, listen to innovative keynote speakers and network with thought-provoking people.

For more information, please visit www.sierraclub.org or www.sxsweco.com

About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.

About SXSW Eco:
South by Southwest (SXSW) is world renowned for cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conferences and festivals. For SXSW Eco, it employs this experience in creating dynamic forums for innovation and collaboration to likewise serve the sustainability community. SXSW Eco presents a diverse array of interrelated programming. With this diverse programming comes a unique set of participants with which to connect. The laid back atmosphere facilitates open discussion which has led to a number of unexpected collaborations and projects. For more information go to http://sxsweco.com.



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