Samsung is partnering with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to be the official national sponsor of National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) 2014, the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. The partnership will support a dynamic new learning space for educators and students with resources to advance Green STEM learning.
Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Created in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help Americans make smart decisions about their home appliances and electronics, the EPA recognized Samsung with its highest ENERGY STAR award for its ongoing leadership in protecting the environment through creating products with superior energy efficiency.
On October 29th, Samsung and ENERGY STAR celebrated ENERGY STAR Day with festivities at the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. In light of the severe damage that the Club suffered from Superstorm Sandy one year ago, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, ENERGY STAR and Samsung partnered to unveil the refurbished Pennsylvania unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. They celebrated the accomplishments in teaching Club members and their families about the importance of saving energy and protecting the environment from climate change.
As a global technology leader, Samsung believes it has a responsibility to reduce its environmental footprint and focus on sustainability. Here, Samsung executives discuss the steps Samsung is taking to lessen its impact on the environment, from product creation to package design to recycling programs.
Samsung Recycling Direct is a national program that helps consumers recycle their old electronics easily and responsibly.
Samsung partnered with Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) to develop a program called Passion for e-Recycling School Challenge to help kids in grades 3–5 learn the importance of e-waste recycling. Each winning school receives $10,000 to further their initiatives.
In an ongoing commitment to sustainability, Samsung sponsored Electronics Recycling Day in Morristown, New Jersey, in collaboration with the town’s Office of Sustainability. This event helped to recycle nearly 9,000 pounds of unwanted E-waste, in just four hours, and is an example of one of the many recycling events Samsung sponsors throughout the country.