From our lengthy work on the issue of toxic chemicals on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund, we saw a major point that was being missed. Toxic chemicals are indeed the next major environmental issue, in fact they already are, it’s just that no one is talking about it.
SXSW Eco will gather people working on environmental topics in a range of contexts. We saw this as an opportunity to elevate the conversation on this issue and make it center-stage within the environmental community by proposing a compelling panel discussion on the topic. With the help of the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Coalition, we’ve lined-up a range of perspectives on the issue and can’t wait to bring the discussion to fruition in Austin in October.