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March 16th, 2012
Green Home & Living Show to feature free workshops


More than a dozen free workshops are being offered as part of the 3rd Annual Texas Green Home & Living Show from the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the San Marcos Conference Center at Embassy Suites.

Topics range from sustainable architecture and structural insulated panels to solar energy, drought-resistant landscaping and community gardening. Texas State University Net Impact students are once again showing their support for the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce by presenting their international award-winning program on Green Energy Audits for Homes and Businesses.

In addition, the state conference for the Texas Rainwater Catchment Association will be going on the same weekend in San Marcos and several of their events will be available to the general public for a fee. According to Chamber President, Brian Bondy, “The opportunity to partner with a statewide organization whose mission is in keeping with the mission of the Texas Green Show is both exciting and adds value to the show.”

Admission to the Texas Green Home & Living Show is free to the public as are the workshops set up by the Green Show organizers. These workshops include:

  • Peter Pfieffer, Barley & Pfieffer Architects – Sustainable Architecture
  • David Densford, Vantem Panels, Inc. – Structural Insulated Panels
  • Ruben Cortez, Solar Community – Solar Power and it’s availability
  • Paul Johnson, Texas Forest Service – Trees in a Drought & Community Trees
  • Meg Inglis, Native Plant Society of Texas – Go Native, Go Green
  • Kyle Ashley, Green Building Energy Services – Hidden Costs of Energy in your home
  • Lloyd Lee, Hill Country Eco Power – Net zero energy home enabling technigues
  • Betsy Robertson, Amy Kirwin and Suzi Fields – Sustainable and Edible San Marcos-Community and Schools Gardening
  • Mark Klym, Texas Parks & Wildlife – Wildlife Habitat and Fire Safe Landscaping.

In addition to free workshops, attendees to the Green show will be entertained by children’s choirs from local elementary schools, a puppet show featuring a grumpy opossum and art show winners all in the brand new, HEB Kids “Go Green” area.

For information about the Texas Green Home & Living Show, visit the website at or call the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce at 512-393-5900.

The Texas Green Home & Living Show is also on Facebook

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  1. Some of your readers might be interested in more information about the Texas Rainwater Catchment Association annual conference on Saturday, March 31, mentioned in this article. For example, they could have lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 in the ballroom and hear an address by our keynote speaker, J. David Bamberger,founder of the Bamberger Ranch Estate.

    For more information see our website, and click on the 2010 State Conference tab.

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