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Consumer Electronics Association Announces Las Vegas Donations to Advance Sustainability Efforts

Consumer Electronics Association:



The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® will hold a news conference to announce substantial donations to local Las Vegas organizations in order to advance clean energy and sustainable living.

CEA owns and produces the International CES®, the world’s largest annual innovation event, which is held annually in Las Vegas. The 2013 CES opens on Tuesday, January 8 and runs through Friday, January 11.

This event is open to credentialed media only.



Monday, January 7, 2013
3:00 p.m. PST


Oscar Goodman, Former Mayor, Las Vegas; Founding Chair, Green Chips

Rick Mazer, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Green Chips

Rossi Ralenkotter, President and CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CEA



Las Vegas Convention Center (Experience CEA Booth in the Grand Lobby)
Las Vegas, Nev.
Parking in the LVCC Gold Lot only

(Map: cesweb.org/Show-Floor/By-Exhibit-Halls.aspx)


With more than 150,000 attendees and 3,264 exhibitors covering 1.9 million square feet of space, the 2013 CES will feature TechZones including Sustainable Planet, GoElectricDrive and Eureka Park. In addition to the donation to local green organizations, CEA has an overall goal in conjunction with the 2013 International CES to increase the reuse and recycle rate for solid waste generated at the show beyond last year’s high of 75 percent. For the second year, more than 190,000 badge holders were made from vinyl banners from the previous year’s CES, and CEA will also collect discarded publications and show collateral, setting out to surpass last year’s collection of 50,000 pounds of materials.

For more information on the sustainability practices of the 2013 International CES please go to CESweb.org/green. For more on how to live green, buy green, and recycle responsibly, visit GreenerGadgets.org.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed, http://twitter.com/ceafeed, http://blog.ce.org/.


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