Green Electronics Council
|Motto||Inspiring and catalyzing environmental leadership throughout the lifecycle of electronic technologies|
227 SW Pine Street, Suite 300Portland, Oregon 9720
|Kent Snyder, J.D|
GEC achieves this mission by supporting the production of consensus-based environmental leadership standards; by operating EPEAT, the definitive global rating system for greener electronics; and by convening global thought leaders in environmental design, strategy and marketing to envision more sustainable electronics design and delivery methods.
The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) system assists in the purchase of "greener" PCs and Displays, Imaging Equipment and Televisions. The EPEAT system evaluates electronics on more than 50 environmental criteria, some required and some optional, that measure a product's efficiency and sustainability attributes. Products are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze depending on how many optional criteria they meet. On 2007-01-24, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13423, which requires all United States Federal agencies to use EPEAT when purchasing computer systems. President Barack Obama issued a similar Executive Order in 2009. In 2012 EPEAT was launched in India. Since then a number of registered green devices has risen by 108%.
Green Electronics Council hosts and presents annual Catalyst Award for "practical projects whose impact can inspire further innovation in the electronics space." In the 2015 Dell received an award for their innovations in environmental safety of electronic production. During the 2014 calendar year Dell used 5000 tons of recycled plastic in its production of 34 products. Other notable nominees included Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, and Arrow Electronics.
Emerging Green Conference
Emerging Green Conference is an annual event organized by Green Electronics Council, where technology leader meet to discus " advances, challenges and future of sustainable electronics." Latest gathering happened in September 2015 where over 30 companies and organizations attended a two-day event at The Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
Kent Snyder, J.D. - Chairman - Attorney at Law, Snyder & Associates P.C.
Alan Keith - Vice Chair - Vice President, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Carl Smith - Treasurer - CEO, Call2Recycle
Christine Ervin - Secretary - Principal, Christine Ervin/Company
Mike Biddle, PhD - President and Founder, MBA Polymers, Inc., USA
Amy Knight - Director of CSR, Hasbro, Inc.
Kirsten Ritchie - Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
Liz Gasster - Vice President, Business Roundtable
- Green Electronics Council LinkedIn page
- GLRPPR Contacts: Green Electronics Council (GEC), GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange
- EPEAT search page
- "Executive Order: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management" (Press release). The White House: Office of the Press Secretary. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
- "Celebrating the First Anniversary of EPEAT Launch in India - Green Electronics Council". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- Sustainable ICT Forum, GEC website
- "Dell Wins Green Electronics Council Catalyst Award for 2015 - Green Electronics Council". Green Electronics Council. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- "Dell receives honor for its use of recycled-content plastics - RT - Recycling Today". RT - Recycling Today. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
- "Emerging Green Conference". www.emerginggreenconference.com. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
- "Board of Directors - Green Electronics Council". Green Electronics Council. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
- Closing the Loop Electronics Design to Enhance Reuse/Recycling Value, research on what information electronics recyclers need from OEMs in order to make recycling more economically and environmentally effective and how that information might be managed, 2009
- The Connection Between Electronics and Sustainability