A Green CEA Line Shows
At the CEA Line Shows opening day, 7 West 34th St. in Manhattan was roaring with product introductions, press networking and constructive conversations between industry experts, media and tech enthusiasts.
It didn't take long for attendees to hear the now-long-time buzz word: "green." Slowly becoming a wallflower in the industry, Martin LaMonica, CNET News senior writer, posed a poignant question to the "Soul of the Green Machine" panel: Jill Fehrenbacher, publisher of Inhabit; Seth Frader-Thompson, CEO of EnergyHub and Sarah O'Brien of the Green Electronics Council, which runs EPEAT, a system that helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on their environmental attributes.
LaMonica asked how much of "green" is buzz and how much is actual work. O'Brien assured the audience that there was real effort on the part of computer, imaging and television manufacturers in the design and end-of-life aspects of manufacturing environmentally friendly products.