Every year I tune into coverage of the Greener Gadgets conference in New York City (sometimes I'll attend), but I had no idea that there was a...
Every year I tune into coverage of the Greener Gadgets conference in New York City (sometimes I'll attend), but I had no idea that there was a competition running alongside the event until I read Treehugger's piece about it today. Turns out the Consumer Electronics Association has kicked off an online contest to determine the best–and greenest–new gadget on the market.Treehugger's Jaymi Heimbuch asks, "Will it be the Orange Solar Tent, which charges up your camp site? Or AUG, a barcode system that helps you find locally produced goods? Or will it be Corky, a computer mouse made of cork that is charged by the movement of your hand?" While I obviously think it's important to design the popular gadgetry of modern life in more sustainable ways, I get most excited by those new technological tools that allow us to live lower-impact, more efficient and brighter green lives more easily. And that's why my vote will be going to the EnergyHub Dashboard, a wireless unit that could sit on your kitchen counter and displays all of the energy consumption in your home real time.Image courtesy of Greener GadgetsThis post originally appeared on www.refresheverything.com, as part of GOOD's collaboration with the Pepsi Refresh Project, a catalyst for world-changing ideas. Find out more about the Refresh campaign, or to submit your own idea today.