Puzzlephone

Check out the Indiegogo for Puzzlephone, a truly modular phone with sustainability and upgrade-ability at its heart.  Read more here.

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Conflict-warning labels?

What might a conflict-warning label look like…? “Warning: this product contains materials that have been designated as conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).” I wrote a guest article on conflict minerals and Prop 65 which was posted today by ELM consulting group on their blog. This piece postulates that the effect of the notification requirement on the sourcing of materials would be similar to what...

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Channel Webinar – Why it’s the time to sell green computing?

I will be discussing EPEAT, ENERGY STAR and other green computing issues pertinent to the channel with Frank Raimondi, Executive Director of NASBA on Thursday, February 10 at 12:30 pm ET.  You can register for the webinar here. Webinar description:  Customers are interested in buying them.  The federal government is requiring it.  Higher education and an increasing number of corporations and businesses are mandating it.  What could it be? ...

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Teaching at EPEAT’s first certificate course

I was recently the co-teacher at the EPEAT first certificate course – you can read the story here. The class was taught by myself, Wayne Rifer and Erin Gately, both of GEC. We had several current QV’s and PVC members as well as new QV’s there for training and a few industry folks as well. As this was the first class, it was a great learning experience for all involved – the teachers and the students – and more...

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IEEE approves 1680 Revision

IEEE has approved the revision of the original EPEAT standard – IEEE 1680-2006.  See the announcement here. What this does is create a 1680 “Umbrella” standard (IEEE 1680) that contains the general procedures of environmental assessment of electronic products as well as allows for the creation of IEEE 1680.X environmental criteria standards for various products.  The first of those is the 1680.1 standard (IEEE 1680.1 –...

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