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Highlights of 2014

Highlights of Heart of Texas Green Expo 2014

The WINNER of the $8000 Solar Power System from Sponsor Air, Wind & Solar

The lucky winner is Mike Weber!!!  Air, Wind & Solar will be going to his home this Friday, June 13th for roof measurements and installation planning. Mike is said to be “very excited.”

Sponsor Air Wind & Solar gave away an installed solar power system valued at $8,000 to one lucky attendee of this year’s Heart of Texas Green Expo. This is a complete, turn-key system including permits, paperwork, labor, materials etc.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative partners with the Heart of Texas Green Expo

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative a commitment to members to be the best at  delivering reliable electric power and related services at a competitive priceFor the third year, Keep Bastrop County Beautiful partners with Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative to

present the Heart of Texas Green Expo at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Saturday, 7 June – 10am to 6pm

Bastrop Convention Center

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Admission is FREE!

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Win a rainwater harvesting system and help Keep Bastrop County Beautiful at the same time.

Innovative Water Solutions, Inc is giving away a 1000 gallon rainwater system. At the end of June, IWS will draw June’s winner which will include everyone from the Expo. Their NEW WEBSITE rainwaterdecade.com IS NOW ACTIVE and anyone can go there and enter for the drawing. One entry is given for coming to the site and if you use any of the designated social media an entry is given for each one used.
Here’s the great part: if you come to the their booth at the Expo, you’ll receive 10 entries plus, if you give a donation to KBCB at the Expo, you’ll receive 10 MORE entries.

Heart of Texas Green Expo 2014 Speakers/ Performers

GinaLaMotte11 AM Gina LaMotte, Founder and Executive Director, Eco-Rise Youth Innovations

Gina will speak on the EcoRise school curriculum, which is designed to empower youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching environmental literacy, social innovation, and hands-on design skills.

 

LauraFreeman12 Noon Laura Freeman, Singer/Songwriter

Laura will perform in the children’s area with her zany mix of songs about planets of the solar system, colors of the rainbow, math, and monsters! Come roar and stomp around with her!

1:00 pm Forum: The Future of the Lower Colorado River Basin

The Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition will share information regarding current and proposed policies affecting the river, flood protection, and the environmental impact of impending actions. If you love the river, or are just concerned about water policy in central Texas, you need to come to this session!

 

JohnDromgoole3 PM John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener

You’ve heard him on the radio and seen him on TV! Come explore his extensive knowledge of organic gardening, using methods that protect the environment while enriching the soil and growing healthier plants. John Dromgoole is owner of The Natural Gardener in Austin and founder of Lady Bug Natural Brand soils, compost and other gardening products. He is also the well-known host of the long-running weekly radio call-in show “Gardening Naturally” online and on KLBJ-AM 590 radio in Austin. John also hosts a classic country music show on the nonprofit community radio station KDRP 100.1 FM in Austin, the only solar-powered radio station in Texas.

 

4 PM Scott Hardy aka ‘ScottyRoo’, Singer/Songwriter

Come hear Scotty Roo sing “kid songs by a former kid”! He and his wife, Christine, will perform songs in the Children’s Area with an interest in the environment and local farming and farmer’s markets.

Call For Volunteers

We hope you’ll come help us keep the Heart of Texas Green Expo THE Premier sustainable living expo in Central Texas, on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Below, you’ll find a list of job descriptions that we need Volunteer help with. If you’re interested, please go to our on-line Volunteer Registration form to fill out your information, make your choice of job assignments and let us know your T-shirt size.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

  • Setup
  • Volunteer Registration
  • Exhibitor Registration
  • Greeters
  • KBCB Booth
  • Speaker Assistance
  • KBCB Raffle
  • Kid’s Zone
  • Food Court
  • Traffic Management
  • Miscellaneous
  • Breakdown

Thank you in advance!

Come to The Expo and Ride in an ELECTRIC CAR!!!

Clay Cooley Nissan is one of the sponsors of the Heart of Texas Green Expo this year and will be bringing 2 all electric Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) One for display on the front porch of the Bastrop Convention Center and one for taking people for rides. They say that once you ride in an all-electric car, you’re hooked!

HERE’S WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Eco-Conscious Moms and Dads, Kids, Grandparents…the Whole Family!!
  • Landscape Designers and Contractors
  • People who care about all kinds of Energy….Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Water
  • Students and Teachers
  • Schools/Universities
  • Public & Private agencies, health-related organizations — AND MORE!!

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL SEE:

  • Exhibitions inside and outside of everything Green….cars, houses, organic foods, water displays
  • Over 60 exhibitors of items that can “green up” your home
  • Speakers on organic gardening, sustainability leadership education curriculum, and green building
  • Artist’s shopping area
  • Kid’s activity area
  • Secure shredding and electronic recycling on-site
  • Music provided by KDRP Solar Powered Radio

JOIN US FOR FUN, FOOD, EDUCATION, AND MORE!!!

Air Level Sponsors

We will be giving away an installed solar system (2.5kW) valued at $7,898. This is a turn-key system which includes the cost of permits, paperwork labor, materials etc
Balcones Resources converts waste into valuable resources
City of Bastrop, Texas is a unique blending of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, the historic district offers a delightful selection of shops and restaurants as well as B&B's. Nearby neighborhoods contain over 100 historic homes. Be sure to visit our historic Downtown.
Whether you're thinking about moving your family or your company, Bastrop extends a Texas-sized welcome and full community services to make your relocation a success. Our schools, our mild climate, our excellent transportation, our growing economy, and our proximity to a major metropolitan area all combine to make Bastrop a great place to visit, a great place to work, and a great place to live.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, a commitment to members to be the best at delivering reliable electric power and related services at a competitive price

Water Level Sponsors

2014 Program Guide

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Music for the 2014 Heart of Texas Green Expo will be provided by Solar Powered KDRP radio. Give them a LIsten!