Sustainable Living Showcase Schedule
1:00-1:30 - Easy Steps To Creating a Zero Waste Household
A typical American generates 4.5 pounds of waste per day. Yet some people manage to generate less than one pound a week which reduces our impact on the environment, our planet and our oceans. Join Catherine O’Toole as she guides you in changing your lifestyle and practices so you can start your zero waste journey today.
1:30-2:00 - Seed Saving Basics
Join Colleen Dieter of Austin Seed Bank to learn all about seed-saving for beginners. Growing unusual varieties of veggies is a joy for home and community gardeners. But did you know that when you save your seeds you are also preserving plant diversity, preventing extinction of rare vegetables and developing seed stock that is better adapted to our particular climate? This class covers the basics of seed saving including the fundamental reasons for saving seed, seed saving guidelines and processes, easy seeds to save, and an introduction to a new seed bank program.
2:00-2:30 - Energy Efficient Tips For Your Home
Are you looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient? Or maybe you're considering upgrading your roof? Join Shane Campbell from Green Knight Metal Roofing as he walks you through the best methods to turn your home into a sustainable and energy efficient haven.
2:30-3:00 - Cooking Demo With James Clarke
Looking for ways to scrap food waste in your own kitchen? Join Chef James Clark, Director of Food and Beverage at Mama Fu's, to learn back-of-the-house cooking habits to utilize every food scrap. This cooking demo will feature Mama Fu's delicious vegan and gluten free Fried Rice Cauliflower.
3:00-3:30 - A Sustainable Electricity Future for Texas
Mark Kapner will explain how electric power is generated in Texas, and how much of our energy comes from each source. His talk will focus on solar and wind power, the two generating technologies that have grown most rapidly over the past decade. He will also explain how energy storage technologies will facilitate the continued growth of renewable energy in Texas.
3:30-4:00 - Make Your Own Kombucha
Austinites love kombucha! Now, you can learn to make kombucha from your very own home. Join Bill Nadalini from Austin’s own Wunder-Pilz kombucha for a demonstration in kombucha brewing, common pitfalls and helpful tips followed by a q&a and sampling of the delicious and restorative beverages he makes!
4:00-4:30 - Drug Take Back
Learn about the negative impacts of drugs in our water ways and the drug take back program happening right here in Austin to help protect our kids and our environment!
4:30-5:00 - Herbal Tea Demonstration
Join local herbalist Autumn Schulze to learn how to grow, harvest and most of all brew your own herbal teas. The iced tea brewing demonstration will be followed by a tasting. Autumn Schulze is the founder of Autumn’s Harvest, where she uses her background as a bio-medical scientist, herbalist and health coach to help others to harvest their best health and wellness by using plants as medicine.