CEA Donates $100K to Advance Sustainability Efforts in Las Vegas

  CEA Donates $100K to Advance Sustainability Efforts in Las Vegas

  International CES Producer Gives to Green Chips, Las Vegas Convention and
                              Visitors Authority

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LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)^®, owner and producer of the
International CES^®, the world’s largest annual innovation event, which is
held annually in Las Vegas, today announced two $50,000 donations to local Las
Vegas organizations Green Chips and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors
Authority (LVCVA) to advance clean energy and sustainable living. The 2013
International CES opens tomorrow and runs until Friday at the Las Vegas
Convention Center, LVH and The Venetian.

“The International CES is proud and grateful to call Las Vegas home, and we at
CEA are committed to giving back each year to invest in the sustainability of
this great city,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Solar panels and
electric vehicle charging stations are great investments for our organization
to make that will benefit Las Vegas residents and visitors alike.”

The LVCVA, which promotes Las Vegas as the world’s most desirable destination
for leisure and business travel, will use its $50,000 donation from CEA to
install several electric vehicle charging stations at the Las Vegas Convention
Center.

“We have a long-standing relationship with CEA and are delighted to be one of
the beneficiaries of their ‘green’ program,” Rossi Ralenkotter, president and
CEO, LVCVA. “The donation will help fund new vehicle charging stations at the
Las Vegas Convention Center – site of International CES – and will represent
the innovation and ingenuity in the consumer electronics industry while
further advancing our sustainability efforts.”

Green Chips, a unique public/private partnership that advances environmental
sustainability initiatives in southern Nevada, plans to use its $50,000
donation from CEA to support a proposed solar installation project at the
iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on Las Vegas Boulevard. In the
last two years, with the assistance of CEA donations, Green Chips installed
solar panels at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and at a local Salvation Army, in
addition to other sites, to significantly reducing energy bills for both
nonprofits.

“We’re proud to partner with the consumer electronics industry and CEA in
helping to power Las Vegas via solar panels,” said Cindy Ortega, vice
president, MGM Resorts International and chairperson for the Green Chips Board
of Trustees. “In a city that gets 300 days a year of sunshine, that is a
powerful commitment.”

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 more than 80,000 square
feet of magnetic and vinyl show banners will be collected in cooperation with
key exhibitors to repurpose. 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/.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  *2013 International CES
    January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
  *Economic Retreat
    March 8-10, 2013, Snowmass, CO

Contact:

Consumer Electronics Association
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
tdunion@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Samantha Nevels, 703-907-7080
snevels@CE.org
 
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