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Learn How to Live Green At The Renewable Energy Roundup

Updated: Thursday, September 26 2013, 08:44 AM CDT

Thousands of people will arrive in Fredericksburg this weekend for this year's Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair.

Panelists and vendors will be addressing the latest green technology and discuss the future of green living.

The Roundup is one of four locations in Texas participating in the National Plug In Day Celebration. Drivers with electric vehicles can park for free and get a free charge.

Cameron Freberg with Austin Energy will speak on a panel to discuss the future of electric vehicles in the City of Austin on Saturday at 11:30am. 

David Dixon with Native, a full service green building firm that specializes in custom net zero energy home construction will be addressing the latest home technology at his booth. A panel will also be addressing the future of solar energy and solar financing for your home.

With the on-going drought continuing to plague Texas, water conservation has a big place at this year's fair too. Chris Maxwell-Gaines, owner of Innovative Water Solutions LLC will have different rain water collection systems on display.

A number of vendors will also be giving ideas on how to increase your food sustainability, like Tanya Phillips with Bee Friendly Austin. Phillips will be showing event goers how they can add Topbar Beehives to their backyards on Sunday at noon.

The event will host two special speakers. Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory will talk about how to light homes, without impacting the night sky. Bring Back the Milky Way is Saturday at 1:00pm. Then Diane Dailey with NASA will speak on how sustaining life on the International Space Station relates to remote and off grid living and sustainability on Earth. Her discussion is Saturday at 4:00pm.

The Renewable Roundup runs September 27 – 29. It will be held at the Marktplatz at 100 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. The cost is $10 on Friday, $12 Saturday and $10 on Sunday. A weekend pass is $25. For event times visit

By Ashley Miller

Learn How to Live Green At The Renewable Energy Roundup

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