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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 06/21/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION231.2MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
25,225 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 179.2 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
19,549 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $24,741 DOLLARS SAVED
$2,699,070 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 388,450 MILES NOT DRIVEN
42,377,926 YTD

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1/13/2015

Macy’s and the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council

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Macy’s, headquartered in Cincinnati, is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council (GCGBC). This council is comprised of big-named businesses ranging from national to local. Its main objective is to promote and implement sustainability within – and between – corporations. It’s thinking global and acting local, but on a much larger scale.

The Council has grown to approximately 18 members; other members include P&G, Kroger, Toyota Fifth Third, Cintas and Luxottica, to name a few. You can view the full list of members here. The Council meets once every other month to discuss and share sustainability issues and initiatives that each member’s business is encountering.

Aside from sharing information internally, the Council actively sought to become thought leaders and mentors for other businesses – especially businesses that would otherwise lack the resources of Fortune 500 companies. The mission is simple: to inspire the business community to deliver a better social, economic and environmental future. Just because mid-sized and small businesses don’t have major budgets does not mean they can’t still make a difference.

Along with mentoring, the Council works on toolkits for companies to use. Some include best practices on composting, waste management and using energy star. GCGBC hopes to spread its ideas and its type of organization to other cities, as well as foster any similar up-and-coming organizations. In fact, the Council has already worked with a similar organization in Southern California.

One of the greatest traits of the Green Business Council is the open and honest collaboration between major businesses. Currently, there are no direct competitors in the Council, so there’s no fear of sharing information. But the Council’s mission goes beyond that; members know progress and movement will only come from discussing and combining ideas and resources. After all, it takes a village – or in this case businesses – to bring about collaborative change in Greater Cincinnati. For more information on the GCGBC, click here.