The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that the 2009 International CES was named North America's Greenest Show by
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CEA was awarded the "Leader in Green Initiatives" Gold Grand Award for outstanding green presence in producing that year's International CES.
Building upon its green initiatives, the 2011 CES will again feature the Sustainable Planet TechZone, sponsored by Earth 911, which will showcase world-changing technologies that benefit the environment, utilize new forms of sustainable energy, renew resources and contribute to the global development.
This exhibit area will feature products and services that make it possible for everyone to stay connected, informed and live sustainable lifestyles. The Electric Vehicle TechZone will also highlight the latest technology behind electric vehicles for consumers seeking to live more sustainably through alternative transportation.
CES attendees collectively avoid more than 700 million miles of business travel - enough to travel from the earth to the sun seven times. In addition, CES has offset more than 20,000 tons of carbon emissions over the past several years.
CEA, the owner of CES, works with its event partners to produce recycling programs and to promote those initiatives to CES attendees. CES continues to work to improve its green footprint each year, including at the upcoming 2011 International CES which will run January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.