Although we’ll have to wait and see if consumers are willing to pay extra to put more eco-friendly consumer electronics under the tree this year, analysts are predicting it’ll be a growing trend. We agree, and in the new year — Feb. 1 — we’ll be moderating a panel on alternative energy for mobile devices at the first-ever Greener Gadgets Conference.
The conference is being organized by Inhabitat.com, a site focused on sustainable design and run by my very own sister — yay. They launched the web site today, so check it out. The conference will address topics like design for sustainability, product life-cycle management, take-back and recycling programs, energy efficiency, greener materials, and green lifestyle and product marketing. Conference goers will also be able to test out green gadgets from the greentech cutting edge.
My panel will be the highlight — oh I jest, sister! I’m actually looking forward to hearing talks from Mary Lou Jepsen, CTO of the One Laptop Per Child Project, and Markus Terho, director of environmental affairs for Nokia. See you there!