It’s finally upon us! The groundbreaking Greener Gadgets Gadgets, 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 of the event tomorrow, and you can catch it here >

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.

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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

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

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 [email protected]

Press inquiries: [email protected]