CES 2010 To Be World's Largest Environmentally Friendly Tradeshow

Posted: Dec 17 2009, 10:34am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:21pm CDT, in News | CES

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At least that's the claim made by the Consumer Electronics Association today in this press release about their environmental plans for CES 2010. The CEA really does seem to be taking great pains to shift their conference to an environmentally friendly footing. First off, they've partnered with EarthEra to get e-certified renewable energy certificates from wind energy sources to help cancel out the conference's bad emissions. There's a lot of debate behind the efficacy of carbon credits and the like, but most of what the CEA has done this year is pretty clearly environment-positive. They've donated $50,000 to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Convention Center Area Command in order to buy them T-3 Motion electric cars. They'll also be recycling all exhibit hall and meeting room materials throughout the show. The Venetian, where the audio exhibits are held, is silver-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Aramark will be providing biodegradable utensils for the conference and purchasing locally sourced food. 95% of all show-contracting equipment will be run entirely on natural gas. The CES 2010 floor show will also include a display on Sustainable Planet technologies, featuring more than 30 companies.

CES 2010 will start on January 7, 2010 and lasts until the 10th. Of course CES news is already pouring in. Read about it in our CES 2010 section.

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