Attendees at SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas are in a whirl to find one of 10 mini wind turbines hidden around the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center for a chance to win one of several prize packages. Prizes are valued at up to $600 and include a SXSW Eco badge to next year’s conference, wind energy for your home, or carbon offsets for your car!
Each winner will also have the opportunity to plant 10 trees through Treecycler – an online platform which generates codes for users to redeem towards reforestation projects like efforts in Bastrop, a community just outside Austin, which is helping repair damages from the 2011 wildfires. Read more about those efforts here.
In addition to the contest, Green Mountain is partnering with SXSW Eco for the second year in a row to help offset attendees’ estimated air travel through the use of carbon offsets and is also retiring renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset the electricity use during the three-day conference.
Want to know more? Help us spread the word and follow the clues using the #WinWind hashtag. Learn more at www.greenmountain.com/winwind/. Good luck and happy wind turbine hunting!
October 1, 2012