If you’ve been reading Inhabitat at all recently, you can’t have failed to notice that we’ve been talking a lot about our upcoming Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1st in NYC, and the fast approaching Greener Gadgets Design Competition, whose deadline is JAN 27th 2008. (Thats 4 days from today people!)

Well now we have three groundbreaking bits of news to share:

1. FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY OVER ON ENGADGET! If you still haven’t got a ticket for this near-sold out event, and want to attend, Engadget is giving away 5 free Greener Gadgets Tickets as part of a contest they are running. If you are interested in attending, try your luck at the Engadget ticket giveaway contest >

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2. GREENER GADGETS PARTNERS WITH THE CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) We are thrilled to announce that we’ve just partnered with The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) on the Greener Gadgets Event, to help raise the visibility of myGreenElectronics.org, a consumer education initiative focused on responsible recycling, use and reuse of electronics. The CEA is the nation’s biggest consumer electronics trade association, and it sponsors and manages the International CES event in Las Vegasevery year, so this industry partnership is a really big deal for us. It means that our efforts now have the potential to have a lot more influence on the decision makers and powers-that-be in this massively lucrative industry. .

3. GREENER GADGETS LAUNCHES ON-SITE CELL PHONE RECYCLING WITH RECELLULAR Many of you have been asking us if you can drop off your cellphones at our event for recycling. Well, now the answer is YES! We are pleased to announced that we have just partnered with ReCellular, the nation’s leading cell phone recycling company, to collect and recycle your old cellphones. ReCellular will have a booth in the Greener Gadgets Showroom where they will collect and recycle used cell phones, so be sure to bring that old phone that you want to get rid of!

If you are interested in environmental issues within consumer electronic product design, don’t miss your chance to enter the $4500 competition or attend the event. The deadlines for both are quickly approaching, so if you want to attend or apply, get on it now!

Von Lintel Gallery, Chris Jordan, Chris Jordan photography, eco-art, green art, ecological sensitive art, ecological art exhibition, ecological photography, green photography, sustainable photography exhibition, Running the Numbers exhibit at Von Lintel Gallery, Cell Phone detail “CELL PHONES” Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day

The first-of-its kind Greener Gadgets Conference will feature groundbreaking presentations from Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Lou Jepsen of One Laptop Per Child, environmental artist Chris Jordan, as well as panel discussions on electronics recycling programs and emerging renewable energy sources for cell phones and laptops (such as kinetic energy), finishing up with a live, on-stage presentation and audience judging of the Greener Gadgets Design Competition with Core77’s Allan Chochinov and a clap-o-meter. The event is less than one week away and tickets are selling quickly, so we encourage you to purchase tickets sooner rather than later if you want to attend. To encourage early registration, we want to offer a special discount for Inhabitat readers for the next seven days: simply type ‘Inhabitat20’ into the coupon field and you will get 20% off your ticket price.

And if you are a designer with ideas up your sleeve, be sure to enter the Greener Gadgets Design Competition before the deadline of January 27th. The competition will be giving away $4500 in cash prizes to the smartest greener gadgets designs, and your work will be displayed at the conference in front of hundreds of journalists from publications ranging from BusinessWeek to CNET to Wired, as well as reps from companies like Philips, Sony, HP & Nokia. It’s a great opportunity to get your brilliant ideas out there to the people who matter, and you could win some cold hard cash in the process — so what have you got to lose?


Greener Gadgets Conference – February 1st in NYC

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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 [email protected]

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