Earth Day

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21 Apr: An Earth Day Q&A with Best Buy’s Chief Sustainability Officer

On Saturday, millions of people around the world will celebrate Earth Day, bringing added awareness to efforts to protect our planet. But that’s a year-round focus for Laura Bishop, Best Buy’s chief corporate responsibility and sustainability officer, and her team.

Laura joined Best Buy in 2003 to help launch the company’s government relations team, a role in which she helped shape environmental recycling laws across the country. She has led the company’s sustainability efforts for the past three-and-a-half years and recently was promoted to her current role.

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20 Apr: This Earth Day, Save Energy with Smart Thermostats

To celebrate Earth Day this year, we’re highlighting products that can help you save energy, which helps reduce the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. That’s good for the earth and can help you save a few bucks, too.

Here’s a quick look at a few popular smart thermostats. And, right now, you can save even more, because Best Buy is offering great Earth Day deals on a couple of them.

Nest Learning Thermostat

This thermostat learns your habits and adjusts to automatically regulate your home’s temperature based on your schedule.

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22 Apr: LG, Best Buy and EPA Help ‘Flip Your Fridge’ on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’  

This Earth Day, Best Buy and LG Electronics USA have joined forces to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launch its “Flip Your Fridge” ENERGY STAR® campaign on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, encouraging consumers to responsibly recycle their aging fridges and upgrade to new, energy-efficient models.

The EPA kicked off the campaign on today’s special Earth Day episode of the Emmy® Award-winning daytime talk show, featuring LG ENERGY STAR certified appliances available at Best Buy. And earlier this month, Best Buy was honored with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

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22 Apr: Stop by Best Buy on Earth Day. We’ll All Be Better for It.

By Scott Weislow

In the roughly 20 minutes that it takes me to write this, Best Buy will recycle 8,000 pounds of electronics. That’s four tons – the bulk of an adult rhino.

An equally giant task is making it easy for you to get rid of your old gear. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet, yet less than half of all Americans even know they can recycle their old electronics.

Those people who do know about Best Buy’s free recycling services often ask me, “Why bother?”

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21 Apr: For Earth Week at Best Buy: An (Unofficial) World Record and $20 Trade-In Value for Nearly Anything

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Everyone screams how green they are as Earth Day nears.

But Best Buy can prove it.

Just last year, Best Buy recycled more than 96 million pounds of electronics. That averages out to 263,013 pounds of recycled gadgets … per day.

The current world record for most consumer electronics recycled in a 24-hour period is 80,370.

Well, last time we checked 263,013 > 80,370.

How’s Best Buy celebrating this (unofficial) world record?

By offering customers a $20 gift card at minimum for when they trade in any working gadget until Saturday, April 26.