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MAKE will have a booth @ the Greener Gadgets conferece – February 1, 2008 New York City. MAKE readers get a 25% discount (use code MAKE25discount) -

On February 1st, 2008 in New York City industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and designers will gather to discuss the business case for the greening of the consumer electronics industry. Greener Gadgets is a one day conference featuring key representatives from some of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world, innovators from academic thinktanks, members of startups focused on renewable energy, and some of the leading minds in the word of sustainable design and business. Topics to be addressed include: design for sustainability, product life cycle management, take-back and recycling programs, energy efficiency, greener materials, and green lifestyle and product marketing. An attached gallery space will feature a green prototype office display and technology exhibits from companies on the cutting edge of green tech.

The Greener Gadgets conference will showcase revolutionary design and tech innovations that will shape the future of the consumer electronics and change your world… for the better.

10am – 6pm
McGraw-Hill Conference Center
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York City

LEARN ABOUT THE CUTTING EDGE OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY

Topics of discussion include:

  • Environmental initiatives from leading consumer electronics companies, such as take-back and recycling programs
  • New environmentally sensitive materials, product lifecycle and design for sustainability
  • Innovations in renewable energy technologies, such as fuel cells, kinetic energy, wind and solar power

The green movement has taken off significantly in virtually every industry. Visible examples include the success of hybrid vehicles, alternative energy, and green design and architecture. The fashion, food and building industries are all embracing sustainable design with fervor – establishing new organizations, new criteria, and finding new business strategies in “going green.” Consumer interest in greener goods has retailers scrambling to fill their shelves with sustainable products in almost every category. With Wal-Mart’s announcement that in 2008 their buyers will begin evaluating consumer electronics products with sustainability scorecard the $150 billion dollar consumer electronics industry is poised for rapid transformation.

We’ve seen the phenomenal growth of green in almost every other industry, and are convinced that there are unparalleled opportunities right now for the consumer electronics industry. Tremendous growth opportunity exists for companies that position their products to meet the global shift towards sustainable products and socially responsible supply chain practices.

MAKE @ Greener Gadgets – February 1, 2008 New York City – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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