Eco-friendly events at CES 2010

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Eco-friendly products and policies were all the rage in 2009 as many companies and manufacturers jumped on the “green” bandwagon.  And with the proposed government incentives when purchasing Energy Star qualified products, 2010 seems to be headed in the same direction.

So it’s only fitting that the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas would be offering up plenty of exhibits and sessions focused on eco-friendly practices and products.  The staff at will be in Vegas covering CES green events and showcases from January 6th through January 9th and we’ve put together a list of can’t miss green programs that we’ll continue to update as we get more information. But, don’t worry if you can’t attend the show, we’ll have coverage here on as each event happens so stay tuned.


Sustainable Planet
One of the CE Spotlights, Sustainable Planet is found in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and features over 30 exhibitors displaying the latest in eco-friendly consumer technology.  Also found in the Sustainable Planet exhibit is the Greener Gadgets Display, a showcase of “pioneering technologies from the annual Greener Gadgets Design Competition.”

For more information, visit the official CES website.

The New Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics
Greenpeace will be announcing their most recent Guide to Greener Electronics at a press event on Thursday, January 7th at the Venetian.  The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks the top 18 manufacturers of consumer technology based on their stances and practices in regards to recycling, use of toxic chemicals, energy consumption, and climate change.

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization focused on environmental issues around the globe.  For more information on the organization as a whole, visit their official site.  Or check out the current Guide to Greener Electronics.

Click here for more information about the event.


Dollar and Watts: Energy use information for Electronics
Dollar and Watts is an informative session and a part of the CES Knowledge Tracks. During the session, a group of panelists – featuring a California Senator and reps from Motorola, Dell and Best Buy – will discuss the effects of energy consumption on consumer products.

The free session will take place in the North Hall of the LVCC, room number N254 on January 7th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm PST.  Check out the official CES website for more information.

EPA Recycling Leadership Roundtable
The Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting a roundtable discussion on greening the management of used consumer electronics.  They will be discussing manufacturers’ efforts to “close the loop” and offer ideas for consumers.

This free session is being offered on Friday, January 8th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am PST and is located in the South Hall of the LVCC, room number S225.  Members of the panel include reps from LG Electronics, Best Buy and Panasonic.  For more info, visit the CES 2010 website.

For more information on how manufacturers performed in 2009, check out Green Technology Info Center or our green feature series with HP, Canon, Epson, Xerox, and Lexmark.



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