Gallery: ANNOUNCING: The Greener Gadgets Conference!


Inhabitat is excited to announce the Greener Gadgets Conference!

On February 1, 2008 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and product designers will gather in New York Cty to discuss the growing need to green the consumer electronics industry. This one-day Greener Gadgets Conference will take place at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center in midtown Manhattan.


Why are we doing this? . The green movement has taken off significantly in virtually every industry. Visible examples include the success of hybrid vehicles, alternative energy, and green building. The fashion, food, and building industries are all embracing sustainable design with fervor, so why is the $150 billion dollar consumer electronics industry lagging so far behind? We believe that the consumer electronics industry is poised for rapid transformation, and we want to help usher in this new era with smart and innovative product design.


The agenda of the Greener Gadgets Conference is to uncover green design and technology innovations that will open new business opportunities and shape the future of the consumer electronics industry.

Inhabitat is working with Marc Alt of MAP to put together a top-notch, dynamic program of consumer electronics industry leaders, innovators, artists, and environmental experts. Speakers include:

Mary Lou Jepsen
Chief Technology Officer, One Laptop Per Child Project

Natalie Jeremijenko
Inventor, Engineer & Technoartist, Director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU

Chris Jordan
Digital Artist, Environmental Advocate

Markus Terho
Director of Environmental Affairs, Nokia

Renee St. Denis
Director of Product Take Back and Recycling, HP

Douglas Smith

Director, Corporate Environment, Safety, and Health, Sony

Jeff Omelchuck
Executive Director, EPEAT
Director, Green Electronics Council

Generous exhibitors and sponsors for the event include: HP, Nokia and BusinessWeek, as well as media sponsors, and

Additional speakers and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Greener Gadgets Conference by visiting:

For information about exhibiting, attending, or sponsoring the Greener Gadgets
Conference, please contact:

Marc Alt
Co-Chair, Greener Gadgets Conference
(917) 621-6501
(917) 207-5387

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  1. Michael December 18, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for putting this together. I don’t know if I’ll be able to be there, but I hope you’ll have good coverage (maybe a podcast?) of the event on your site. On a side note, our blog did a nice little interview with Chris Jordan a few weeks ago.

  2. psychic December 18, 2007 at 8:33 am

    thanks for the information and happy holidays

  3. Nick December 17, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    I saw this article about the top 10 greenest cities: I never thought I would see LA in front of Seattle and San Fran. I went to the site that published the list ( and took their carbon calculator. I got a 257 which is pretty good compared to what I think other people probably get. After I complete some pledges I think it will be much lower. Check it out it only took me like 3 minutes to get my score. The website is

  4. Robyn December 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    I definitely hope the electronic industry goes greener, I would take preference to any gadget that is green over one that is similar and not green. It is always a good feeling to know companies are taking greater care in our world; it shows they are a company I can trust. A company that is green tells me that if they care that much about the environment they take care in their consumers as well!

    I look forward to hear what the decision is!

  5. Kat December 12, 2007 at 5:34 am

    it just makes me sick how disposable cell phones are, and the like. i’ve never had one cell phone’s charger that compatible with the next. maybe there’s an actual reason to change plug shapes, but it makes me suspicious when i’ve had to pay $35 for a car charger for my new phone because my old one isn’t compatible.

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