A picture of teens participating in Junk Kouture program

08 Apr: Microsoft, Junk Kouture, and Best Buy unite to foster eco-conscious innovation

New York, NY – April 8, 2024 – In an exciting new activation, Microsoft, Junk Kouture, and Best Buy have joined forces in driving eco-conscious habits, responsibly recycling old electronics, and a shared commitment to sustainability. The trio is amplifying and empowering the voices of New York’s young creatives, offering them a platform to inspire nationwide recycling efforts, drive change in support of a brighter future, powered by the versatility of the Microsoft Surface Pro 9.

The quest begins with high school students participating in the Junk Kouture program, the world’s largest youth sustainable fashion competition.


27 Mar: Live more sustainably with this exciting tech at Best Buy

April is Earth Month, making it the perfect time to strive for a more sustainable lifestyle. Small changes to your daily routine can make an impact on the planet. Maybe you’ve already started bringing reusable bags to the grocery store or spent time learning your community’s recycling guidelines.

But now you don’t quite know what’s next in your sustainability journey.

We’re here to help. Best Buy offers a variety of sustainable tech suitable for all lifestyles. From smart plugs to electric scooters, you can choose what’s best for you to reduce your environmental impact.

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26 Mar: For 11th year in a row, Best Buy named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Best Buy is honored to be named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 11th consecutive year. This award reflects our ongoing commitment to helping our customers save energy and live more sustainably.

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlights organizations that have demonstrated exemplary commitments to promoting energy-efficient products and the ENERGY STAR program. This award represents one of many ways that we are working to protect the environment, which includes promoting the use of ENERGY STAR certified products to help our customers reduce energy consumption.

A row of packages in a Best Buy store

20 Mar: How2Recycle® label program to help Best Buy customers with package disposal

Best Buy’s sustainability efforts continue to evolve as we work to reduce our impact on the environment. From leading the charge in recycling e-waste to reducing our carbon emissions, we want to do more for the planet — and help our customers do the same.

As part of that, we’re partnering with How2Recycle®, a standardized labeling system that provides transparent on-package disposal instructions. Because recycling programs vary by region, it’s sometimes hard to know if your recyclables end up in the right place.

Energy Awareness Month: A Best Buy sales associate looks at TVs with a customer.

04 Oct: Celebrate Energy Awareness Month with ENERGY STAR® Certified products

October is Energy Awareness Month, and Best Buy is ready to celebrate with products designed to help reduce your carbon footprint.

We’ve set a goal to help our customers reduce their carbon emissions by 20% by 2030 through our wide assortment of ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR® label are independently certified to meet strict energy efficiency specifications set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to save you energy and money and help protect the environment.


20 Mar: How to recycle (or trade in) your old tech

Best Buy continues to take action to do better for the planet, our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. That’s one of the reasons we make it easy to get rid of your old tech year-round.

Our recycling and trade-in programs help our customers throughout the lifecycle of their products by keeping old tech out of landfills and giving it a second life. This is all part of how we aspire to drive forward the circular economy — a system in which nothing is wasted.


13 Oct: New Best Buy solar project powers up sustainability goals

Best Buy has proudly reduced our carbon emissions 61% since 2009, and today we are announcing another huge stride toward our pledge to be carbon neutral by 2040.

We’re unveiling the new Prospero 2 Best Buy Solar in partnership with U.S Bank and Longroad Energy. Our portion of the project will offset the carbon impact of 300 Best Buy stores, approximately 30% of our U.S. store portfolio, for 10 years.  

The solar field, located in Andrews County, Texas, began producing power in August.


25 Aug: Best Buy to power 57 Texas locations with clean solar energy

Best Buy has committed to be carbon neutral across our business by 2040, and we’re taking another big step toward that goal by expanding our use of renewable energy.

We recently signed a 10-year agreement with Constellation, a leading energy company, to power 57 stores and a 600,000-square-foot distribution center with solar energy sourced from the 140-megawatt Big Star Solar project that is currently in development in Texas. Our portion of the project is expected to produce approximately 46,845 megawatt hours per year.


30 Jun: A world of good: Highlights from our latest ESG report

This past year challenged us all in ways we could not have anticipated, but that only pushed us at Best Buy to focus even more on helping our planet, employees and communities.

Today we released our annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report. It highlights our efforts to deliver on our purpose to enrich lives through technology and how we’re working together across the company to have a positive impact on the world. From making Juneteenth a paid company holiday to investing in renewable energy, the report dives into our story over the past year.


09 Jun: How to create a techy, eco-friendly backyard

As we enter summer, we’ll all be spending more time outside. That makes this the perfect time to create an outdoor oasis in your backyard.

Technology can enhance your outdoor space where you’ll want to relax with your friends and family all summer long. And you can do it in a way that is good for the environment, too.

“Backyards have become an extension of the home,” said Javier Davila, a Best Buy Home Expert from Laredo, Texas. “When I create a solution for a customer, it’s vital to think of the experience of outdoor entertaining.”


20 Apr: Best Buy Named ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year For 8th Year In A Row

For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Best Buy as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.

We’ve also received the distinction of Sustained Excellence for being awarded Partner of the Year for more than two straight years. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor from the ENERGY STAR program.

We are proud of this recognition and the work we do every day to help our customers save energy. That includes our commitment to help our customers reduce their own carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through the use of ENERGY STAR certified products, saving more than $5 billion on their energy bills.


22 Mar: Reducing our impact on the planet and its water sources

March 22 is World Water Day, and to celebrate, we’re sharing some of Best Buy’s latest efforts to reduce our impact on the planet and its water sources.

As a company, we rely on quality freshwater for the restrooms, kitchen areas and irrigation systems at our stores, distribution centers and corporate offices. Our customers, meanwhile, rely on water for appliances like washing machines and dishwashers.

Here’s a quick look at some steps we’re taking to cut back on how much water we use.