An Eco-Friendly Global Event
The World's Largest Annual Innovation Event is also the Greenest
The world's largest annual innovation event is also the greenest. Trade Show Executive Magazine recently names the 2012 International CES as the tradeshow with the “Most Innovative Green Initiatives by Show Management.” In 2010, the publication previously named the International CES North America's Greenest Show.
Attendees: A smaller footprint with bigger opportunities
The International CES provides our industry an opportunity to convene at one time, in one place, at an eco-friendly blockbuster that minimizes your annual travel.
CES attendees connect with one another, get business done and collectively avoid 1.97 million miles in business trips that they otherwise would have to take if not for the International CES
Representatives travel from more than 150 different countries, offering a truly global opportunity.
For more information on green companies at the 2013 International CES and CEA's green efforts throughout 2012, please check out the 2013 CES Green Guide
How Green Is The International CES?
The 2013 International CES will include a vast array of green initiatives as part of our efforts to reduce waste and give back to the local Las Vegas community.
For the second year, production of more than 190,000 badge holders made by Repurpose AMERICA from vinyl banners from the 2012 International CES
Collection of more than 80,000 square feet of magnetic and vinyl banners – more than 20,000 pounds of magnetic material alone – in cooperation with key exhibitors to repurpose even more post show waste
Collection of discarded publications and show collateral with a goal to surpass last year’s collection of 50,000 pounds
All of our interior show signs were produced with an eco-friendly Falcon-board material
Increase reuse/recycle rate for solid waste generated at the show beyond last year’s high of 75 percent
Use of recyclable carpet for all exhibit floor aisles, TechZones, Registration areas and turnkey booth packages
Development of turnkey booth packages with recyclable panels and graphics printed using soy ink
Print production reduction by nearly 50 percent from six years ago; remaining print materials are printed on recycled paper, use soy-based ink and meet the standards of the Sustainable Forest Initiative and Forest Stewardship Council
Mandate of paperless exhibitor press kits online, or via USB or DVD
On January 7, 2013, CEA continued its tradition of supporting projects that promote sustainability in the city of Las Vegas and benefit the local community. CEA donated two $50,000 donations to local Las Vegas organizations Green Chips and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to advance clean energy and sustainable living:
Official green sponsor of the 2013 International CES
The LVCVA, which promotes Las Vegas as the world’s most desirable destination for leisure and business travel, will use its $50,000 donation from CEA to install several electric vehicle charging stations at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Green Chips, a unique public/private partnership that advances environmental sustainability initiatives in southern Nevada, plans to use its $50,000 donation from CEA to support a proposed solar installation project at the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Green Exhibits at CES
The Sustainable Planet TechZone at The Venetian showcases the latest in eco-friendly products and energy efficiency technologies. It highlights the latest products that make it possible for every person on this planet to stay connected and informed, and live sustainable lifestyles through advances in green building, alternative energy technologies, green business services and solutions, smart grid technologies, solar and renewable products, sustainable packaging and wireless convergence.
Get Charged Up About Electric Vehicles
The GoElectricDrive TechZone in the LVCC North Hall showcases a full range of high and low-speed electric vehicles, energy storage devices and charging solutions. Sponsored by the Electric Drive Transportation Association, this TechZone highlights an area of great potential and growth for the industry as electric vehicles are quickly gaining in popularity among consumers seeking to live more sustainably by using alternative transportation.
CEA Members Among the World’s Greenest Companies
CEA member companies IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Nvidia, Intel, Accenture and Microsoft took seven of the top 15 spots on Newsweek’s list of the World’s Greenest Companies, according to environmental impact, management and transparency.
CEA & Green
From trends in eco-friendly TVs to illuminating detail about consumer attitudes on energy efficiency with consumer electronics, CEA has the latest research. Visit www.CE.org/green for more information.
CEA operates GreenerGadgets.org, an online resource for consumers that highlights the industry trend toward “greener gadgets” – smaller, smarter, more energy efficient devices that can do more than ever before. Tech-savvy shoppers now have more eco-friendly options, and this resource has valuable information about how to buy green electronics, use them efficiently and recycle them at the end of their useful life.
The site also features a powerful energy use calculator with the most up-to-date products and energy use figures to help consumers better understand their energy usage and a recycling locator tool. When it comes to end-of-life electronics many people are concerned with what happens after they drop off their products. The recycling locator database includes industry programs, which use strict standards, and third-party certified recyclers, so rest assured your device will be safely recycled!