The second-annual SXSW ECO conference just wrapped up, and I am beyond excited about the people I encountered there.  (A tremendous thank you to EARTH-NT for connecting environmental and clean tech advocates in Dallas to this event.)  Something remarkable happens when you convene an international group of professionals and activists to brainstorm solutions.  Trying to break through inertia can feel like solitary work, so I’m thankful for the chance to “recharge” along with other green-minded social innovators and thought leaders.  
In the coming weeks, I will be writing on several of the many groundbreaking ideas and technologies from the conference, including:


  • GIVE ETF: Philippe Cousteau’s new sustainable investment fund
  • Global Water Games, a joint project of UVA, Azure Worldwide, and The Nature Conservancy
  • OgilvyEarth’s Mainstream Green report on how marketers can close the green gap
  • AMD’s Tim Mohin’s book, Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations
  • Dell’s Planet group, a global green team
  • Washington Post environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin’s book Demon Fish
  • Sustainable seafood solutions from Fish Revolution and I Love Blue Sea
  • Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff videos, viewed over 20 million times by people in every country in the world

Join Plaid for Women to connect with like-minded women who are making a difference in their world!