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Renewable Energy Roundup makes its mark on the Texas hill country Special

Posted Sep 26, 2010 by Lynn Herrmann
The Texas hill country is going green this weekend as he 11th annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is held September 24-26 in Fredericksburg,
The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is being held this week-end in the Texas hill count...
The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is being held this week-end in the Texas hill country, offering visitors a plethora of ideas toward energy independence.
The autumn event season in the Texas hill country continues this weekend with one of the more beneficial and educational happenings on the schedule, the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair. Exhibitors, demonstrations, guest speakers, and food and beverage are all part of the popular event.
The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair offers visitors a great chance to check out some of...
The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair offers visitors a great chance to check out some of the latest and most efficient alternative energy products on the market.
From sustainable building concepts to rainwater harvesting to solar cooking, the guest speakers’ schedule offered green living visitors a wide selection of topics to choose from in making that all-important first step toward buildings that make sense and are looking for energy independence.
Laura Rice, the event’s co-organizer, told Digital Journal on Saturday that this year’s fair is expecting a good turnout. “We have about 85 exhibitors this year with lots of information and some with ongoing demonstrations. We’ve had a nice turnout so far. Friday was a good day and today’s starting out nicely.”
A selection of books on an alternative lifestyle
A selection of books on an alternative lifestyle
Nestled among the various solar panels, wind turbines and rainwater harvesting concepts was the Enviro Loo, or ELOO, an evaporative solar toilet. Operating on a forced air aeration ventilation system, the ELOO needs no energy, water or chemicals to operate. Most importantly for those concerned, it creates no odor.
Jeri Witta, co-owner and partner of SWS Loo, spoke with Digital Journal about her company’s product.
“It’s a passive solar toilet and has has no solar panels or collection plates on it. Simply, it works by separating the liquid and solid waste and then evaporating and dehydrating it.”
The ELOO drew a receptive audience throughout the week-end.  It features a waste management system n...
The ELOO drew a receptive audience throughout the week-end. It features a waste management system non-dependent on water, energy or chemicals.
The ELOO is a logical solution where water and a grid-tied energy supply is non-existent or cost prohibitive. “We’re now putting them in national parks, state parks, private homes, boy scout camps, golf courses, wellness centers, water recreation parks; any place where you want to save water, you can’t get water, or its too expensive to haul water.”
“We’re the newest technology in the US for human waste treatment systems. We’ve had it here in the US for five years, but it’s been offered around the world since 1993. There are about 52,000 of these in the ground in 39 countries.”
Held on the grounds of the town’s Marktplatz, the event continues its tradition of offering a quality product to an enthusiastic and educated audience that is becoming increasingly aware of a planet beyond peak oil production.
Even Texas  illustrious governor  Rick Perry  or a reasonable facsimile thereof  made an appearance ...
Even Texas' illustrious governor, Rick Perry, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, made an appearance at the roundup.