You've probably heard of CES—the Consumer Electronic Show—one of the world's largest electronics trade shows where many of next year's gadgets have their premier and new technologies are showcased. And their goal for 2010 (besides putting on a killer trade show) is to reduce their carbon footprint.
Via CES's news release, a partnership with EarthEra will help with the implementation of sustainable and energy efficient solutions. According to the CEO of CEA (the organization behind CES), "We estimate that CES saves attendees about a billion miles because they don't have to travel around the world for meetings. And to magnify our positive impact, we have creatively partnered to produce the world's largest environmentally sustainable trade event."
Whether you buy that or not, CES will be greener this year regardless. EarthEra will issue green e-certified renewable energy certificates from their wind energy sources to offset electricity and carbon emissions affiliated with the International CES, including all show facilities and hotel rooms.
Best of all, CEA has donated $50,000 to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Convention Center Area Command to purchase T-3 Motion electric vehicles and accessories as shown below. This should help the police department in both the near and long term to reduce their use of fossil fuel powered vehicles.
See more about what vendors and the facilities are doing at CES regarding the environment, including recycling, energy and flooring at the CES press release here.