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SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

WATCH LIVE: Has The Media Failed Us In Climate Change Reporting?

Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

How can the media do a better job reporting on the rapidly growing problem of climate change? Some of the country's leading climate journalists are co...

Shepard Fairey's Got A New Gig

Posted 09.04.2013 | Arts

Shepard Fairey, the wily street artist behind President Obama's "HOPE" poster, is stepping behind the podium this fall for Austin's big ecological con...

Crowdsourcing for the Common Good

Tim Mohin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Tim Mohin

We believe that this concept has the potential to create a movement. Imagine the good that could be accomplished if more conferences offered sponsorships for volunteer events rather than just coffee breaks.

Texas (South by Southwest Eco), Here I Come!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

I've always wanted to go to "SXSW," as it is known by insiders or anyone on Twitter. And you all know me, I don't really care about being seen or netw...

Lynne Peeples

Greening Disadvantaged Populations In The Name Of Environmental Justice | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- Thirty years after the Midnite Mine was closed, clean-up of the 33 million tons of radioactive remains at the site -- located within...

Lynne Peeples

Part-Time Vegetarianism: An Interview With Meatless Monday's Peggy Neu | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Have you avoided your meat today? More and more people are going vegetarian -- at least part-time -- as they join a movement that suggests even a ...

Lynne Peeples

Texas Drought: 'Tough Choices' Ahead For The Thirsty State, Water Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Thursday evening, Austin's local Fox News weatherman Scott Fisher gave his viewers a welcome forecast: a "big time" chance of rain...

Lynne Peeples

SXSW Eco: Replacing Unsustainable Language To Tackle Climate Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

The average 'Walmart mom' may not necessarily care about a reduction in waste or greenhouse gas emissions achieved by removing the dimple from the bot...

Lynne Peeples

SXSW Eco: Sustainability And The Carbon Zero City, By The Numbers | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Tex. -- Replacing fossil fuels with clean energy alternatives such as wind and solar is an important aim. But if the end goal is sustainabilit...