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25 Jan: Tips for a sustainable game day

It’s that time of year again. The Big Game is approaching, and football fans from all over are preparing for one of the most important games of the season.

When it comes to the Big Game, you might not be thinking about ways you can live more sustainably, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few tips to help you create a winning game plan and make all your at-home game day experiences more sustainable.

Trade in your used electronics

Thinking about updating your electronics for the big game?

2022 JUST 100 List

12 Jan: Best Buy named to 2022 JUST 100 list

Best Buy has been named to the 2022 JUST 100 list, recognizing companies for doing right by all of their stakeholders, including our employees, customers, communities, and the environment.

This is the second year in a row we’ve made this top 100 list, which evaluates and ranks nearly 1,000 of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

JUST Capital and its partners compile the annual list by polling 3,000 Americans to identify the stakeholders and issues they think companies should focus on most, and then evaluated companies based on what respondents agreed should be prioritized.

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10 Jan: Live sustainably with tech in the New Year

It’s a new year and if you have a New Year’s resolution to make a positive impact on the planet, we have the gadgets to help. Whether you’re looking to invest in energy-efficient appliances or make small changes in your home, we can help you get started on living a more sustainable lifestyle.

Not sure where to start? Best Buy can help you find eco-friendly gadgets like e-bikes, indoor gardens and ENERGY STAR certified appliances, to help you crush your New Year’s goal.

Shop for Sustainable Gifts this Holiday Season

14 Dec: Shop for sustainable gifts this holiday season

This holiday season, Best Buy is making it easy to shop for everyone on your list – and with the planet in mind. Looking for that perfect gift that makes every day Earth Day? We got you covered.

From eco-friendly gadgets to ENERGY STAR tech, Best Buy has tons of sustainable gifts that will reduce energy use and help protect the environment.

To get you started, we created a gift guide for the eco-conscious loved ones on your list, and the tech can even make a big difference for the environment all year long.

Recognition from CDP's Climate A List

08 Dec: Best Buy makes CDP’s 2021 Climate A List for fifth year

We’re so excited to have been named to CDP’s prestigious Climate A List for the fifth consecutive year, recognition for our continuing work on making a positive impact on the planet and in our communities.

For more than a decade, we have been recognized as a leader by CDP for tackling climate change and accelerating our environmental goals, which we’ve done by creating new sustainability programs that touch every part of our business. This year’s recognition is based on our actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and drive a low-carbon economy.

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24 Nov: Best Buy recognized with awards for sustainability, diversity

From carbon reduction to workplace diversity, Best Buy is proud to be a good corporate citizen.

And you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ve been recognized by a range of leading organizations as a leader on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Here’s a quick look at a few of our most recent awards and recognitions.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  • The news:  We remain on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th consecutive year.
  • How we stack up: We’re in the 89th percentile among retailers worldwide.
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02 Nov: On path to carbon neutrality, Best Buy invests in solar energy

We aim to meaningfully reduce our impact on the environment and help our customers do the same. By making decisions with the future in mind, we can help save our planet for future generations.

That’s why we’ve set aggressive goals to reduce our carbon emissions 75% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2040. To help achieve these goals, we’ve invested in solar projects across the country, including California, South Carolina and Texas, and have already cut carbon emissions in our operations by 61% since 2009.

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13 Oct: All Best Buy gift cards are now 100% recyclable

Just in time for the holiday season, Best Buy is proud to announce that 100% of the physical gift cards we sell in our U.S. stores and online are now made of paper and can go straight into the recycling bin.

We started switching over to paper recyclable gifts card in 2018, and since then we’ve helped avoid adding approximately 196 tons of plastic waste to landfills. (For context, the Statue of Liberty weighs approximately 204 tons!).

By making all Best Buy gift cards entirely from paper, customers can recycle them alongside all the other things you normally put in your recycle bin at home.

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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.

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08 Oct: It’s Energy Awareness Month, and Best Buy is here to help

October is Energy Awareness Month, and Best Buy is here to help you find eco-friendly products that can help reduce your carbon footprint. 

At Best Buy, we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 55% since 2009 and have pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040. We also operate the nation’s largest e-waste recycling program, making it easy for you to get rid of your old phones, laptops and other electronics and appliances.

We’re also committed to helping our customers live more sustainably and reduce their carbon footprints by offering energy efficient products.

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08 Sep: Best Buy launches Forest Stewardship Council® certified packaging

From reducing our carbon footprint to making the products we sell and packaging they come in more sustainable, we’re committed to making a positive impact on the environment and helping our customers do the same.

Starting this month, the outer box packaging of some TVs within our own Insignia brand, both in the U.S. and Canada, is being made with sustainably sourced paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This ensures that packaging comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits to help protect the planet — today and tomorrow.

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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.