Future Shop Continues to Help Canadians Reduce Their Environmental Footprint

Future Shop Product Experts available for comment on eco initiatives

Announcement Highlights:

  1. Future Shop is working to help consumers make a difference to the environment this year through a number of green initiatives running in their stores nationally
  2. Future Shop will donate $50 from each energy-efficient washing machine purchased in April to the David Suzuki Foundation
  3. Since 2008, Future Shop has kept 300,000 lbs of electronics out of landfills

BURNABY, BC, April 19 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is proud to announce the continued success of its 'green' initiatives implemented as part of its commitment to making a difference to the environment.

This year, Future Shop will donate $50 from each energy-efficient washing machine purchased in April to the David Suzuki Foundation. Additional consumer initiatives include Flip Your Phone, which allows consumers to receive a Future Shop gift card in exchange for their old cellular phone, and the Trade & Save program, which gives customers a chance to recycle DVD movies and receive a $5 coupon towards over 150 Blu-ray titles and a variety of savings on ENERGY STAR home theatre products. In addition to providing simple green actions for customers to follow, Future Shop has also deployed a training tool to help associates nationally learn how they can become greener in their workplace.

"Future Shop continues to look for ways to ensure when products reach the end of their lifecycle, they are properly disposed of and recycled back into the manufacturing stream, not into a landfill," said Todd Empey, Vice President of Store Operations, Future Shop. "Since 2008 we've collected more than 300,000 pounds of electronics for recycling, and this is only a small step in showing how Future Shop is becoming a part of a bigger solution."

    Who:   Future Shop Product Experts
    What:   Interview opportunities to discuss the donations to the David Suzuki Foundation, Flip Your
Phone, Trade & Save, ENERGY STAR savings programs and greener in the workplace
training tools
    Where:   Future Shop stores across Canada - Please call the media hotline to set up an interview at 
416-727-0642 or email echun@futureshop.com
    When:   April 19-21, 2011

"Making earth-friendly consumer choices doesn't have to be difficult," said David Suzuki's Queen of Green Lindsay Coulter. "When it comes time to update the appliances in your home, choose those with the Energy Star label. You can start to reduce your energy use and your environmental footprint with one simple decision."

Future Shop works to implement sustainability practices at a corporate level and continues to educate its consumers about the importance of choosing the right products for their lifestyles to help reduce their household's environmental footprint.

To learn more about Future Shop's 'green' initiatives, visit www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration.

About Future Shop
With 146 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).



SOURCE Future Shop

For further information:

Media contact:
Elliott Chun, Communications Manager │Future Shop │echun@futureshop.com │604.412.1764
Press room: www.futureshop.ca/media
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FutureShop 

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