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Chamber to host Green Living Showcase

Posted by University News Service

Feb. 4, 2010


The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Green Living Showcase will take place at the City of San Marcos Conference Center on Saturday, March 20. 


This event will bring together hundreds of homeowners and business people for a day of workshops, exhibits and demonstrations and will provide participants with many tools and resources to help them move toward a clean and green future. There will be tips on green building, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, commuting solutions, alternative energy ideas and earth-friendly products. The event is free.


The Green Living Showcase complements San Marcos’ emerging focus on quality of life improvements throughout the community. Designed to demonstrate what a great place to live, work and play San Marcos is, the showcase will provide a forum where local businesses with renewable energy, green buildings and efficient products and services can showcase their wares. Proceeds from event sponsorships will underwrite the event and help fund the Chamber’s plan of work for the coming year.


“Our Green Living Showcase is a forum which will showcase environmentally friendly products and services to the community in a practical setting,” explained Joel Williams, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.  “Many businesses today offer green alternatives and this will allow attendees a chance to learn who offers green products and services in our area.  The workshops will also feature valuable information for attendees in a relaxed setting.”


“We believe that the showcase will not only provide an excellent marketing and networking opportunity for those members who wish to be exposed to a larger audience and are looking for ways to incorporate sustainability into their lifestyles, but it will also demonstrate San Marcos’ commitment to quality of life enhancements that will attract new residents and businesses looking at the I-35 Corridor” said Clay DeStefano, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce’s Natural Resources Committee.


The Chamber is soliciting speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for the first time event.  Featured workshop presenters include “Mr. Smarty Plants” from the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center on a variety of topics centered on using native plants in landscaping, Eric Beckers with the Texas Forest Service speaking on the dangers of Oak Wilt to our area trees, and Maia Corbitt from the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), speaking on recycling opportunities.


For sponsorship and registration information, call (512) 393-5900 or visit the Green Living Showcase Website at