Casio G-Shock GoGreen Does Solar In Retro Watch Style

If you’re one of the few who actually checks that thing on your wrist for the time (rather that thing in your purse or pocket) consider the Casio G-Shock. It’s tough, accurate, popular and now, it’s green (sort of).

According to Inhabitat, Casio America this year decided to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by creating a limited edition version of their popular G-Shock wristwatch line that makes use of a tiny solar panel–so you’ll apparently never (or rarely) need to dig out that tiny silver battery, squint at the even tinier numbers engraved on it and then try to figure out where the heck you can find another one to replace it. The watch also comes packaged in 100% recycled paper.

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image via Casio

“Casio has adopted a company wide commitment to preserving our global environment through proactive initiatives to minimize CO2 emissions, reduce consumption as well as create innovative environmentally conscious products,” said Shigenori Itoh, Vice President of Casio’s Timepiece Division, in a statement. “With the release of the G-Shock Go Green Project, we are thrilled to offer an environmentally conscious product that contains the G-Shock technology.” The watch comes in white, black and (of course) green; $110 from Casio.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.