We’re hooked on our consumer electronics — iPods, cell phones, laptops — but we’re all starting to hear about some of the pitfalls of our gadgets’ manufacturing processes and power consumption habits. Want to learn more? The second annual Greener Gadgets conference will kick off on February 27 in New York (register here), and will bring together consumer electronics makers, designers, tech startups and students to learn about the best ways to make our gadgets more energy efficient, more sustainable and less toxic.
We attended last years show and it was excellent, and we invite you to use our discount code — GGBLOG — to register for $45 off tickets. One of our favorite parts — a green gadget design competition — is being held again and you can vote for your favorite submissions here. The more we know the more we can convince companies like Apple, Dell and Nokia to make our favorite electronics greener. (Disclosure: The Greener Gadgets conference was organized by my sister Jill Fehrenbacher – yay!)