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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On January 31, 2008 @ 2:02 pm In Events,green gadgets,Innovation,Interactive Objects,New York City,News | 1 Comment

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It’s finally upon us! The groundbreaking Greener Gadgets Gadgets [1], which we’ve worked so hard at Inhabitat to organize over the last few months, opens tomorrow in New York City!

This is the first ever conference devoted exclusively to sustainability within the consumer electronic space
And as the organizers of the conference, Inhabitat will be on the scene first hand to cover it for you. Many of you who aren’t in the local area have inquired about videos and webcasts. We are happy to announce that not only are we recording the entire conference, but we are doing a LIVE WEBCAST [2] of the event tomorrow, and you can catch it here > [2]

We will also be liveblogging the event here on Inhabitat, so if you are interested in Greener Gadgets, make sure to come back tomorrow and check it out.

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 [3] will take place at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center in midtown Manhattan.


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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.


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The agenda of the Greener Gadgets Conference [3] 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 [5] 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 [6]
Inventor, Engineer & Technoartist, Director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU

Chris Jordan [7]
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

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Generous exhibitors and sponsors for the event include: HP, Nokia and BusinessWeek, as well as media sponsors Earth2TEch.com [9], and Engadget.com [10]

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

Learn more about the Greener Gadgets Conference [1] by visiting:

http://www.greenergadgets.com [3]

ROBOTIC POLLUTION-SNIFFING ECO DOGS, Robotic Feral Dogs, Robo Eco Dogs, Robo Pollution sniffing dogs, Natalie Jeremijenko, Jeff Warren, Diego Rotalde, Feral Robots, Robotic design, robotic eco dogs [11]

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

Press inquiries:

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[1] Image: http://www.greenergadgets.com/

[2] LIVE WEBCAST OF GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE HERE >: http://live.scribemedia.org/

[3] Greener Gadgets Conference: http://www.greenergadgets.com

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/09/100-xo-laptop-launches-buy-one-donate-one-initiative/

[5] Marc Alt of MAP: http://www.marcalt.com

[6] Natalie Jeremijenko: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/02/26/robotic-pollution-sniffing-eco-dogs/

[7] Chris Jordan: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/17/running-the-numbers/

[8] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/29/takeback-my-tv-think-before-you-recycle/

[9] Earth2TEch.com: http://earth2tech.com

[10] Engadget.com: http://www.engadget.com

[11] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/02/26/robotic-pollution-sniffing-eco-dogs/%20title=

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