Greenpeace will be at CES cutting a promo on anti-green companies


I’ve inexplicably become CrunchGear’s go-to green writer. If there’s a “green” tech story out there, I’m on the scene. Why, I don’t know, especially because my attitude toward the environment is, “Meh, I’m lucky if I hit 70 years old, what do I care?” Don’t tell that to Greenpeace though. The activists made famous by that Seinfeld episode will be at next month’s CES (as will all of your friendly neighborhood CrunchGear writers) to give the lowdown on what companies are green and what companies are a bunch of jerks.

Eighteen companies will be ranked in Greenpeace’s 14th Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks companies from worst to best vis-à-vis their environmental friendliness. This includes what kind of chemicals their products are made out of, what their stated policies toward the environment are, and how they view climate change.

The implication is, of course, that if you’re not down with climate change you’re going to get a bad report card.

You’ll recall that Greenpeace officially hated HP and Apple for a little while. Those companies have since gone on to appease the watchdog’s demands.

I’m sure one of us will swing by the Greenpeace press conference during the show to see who made the company’s naughty or nice list. Should be exciting.