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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 05/23/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION185.8MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
19,447 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 144.0 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
15,071 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $19,877 DOLLARS SAVED
$2,080,778 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 312,086 MILES NOT DRIVEN
32,670,154 YTD

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4/29/2015

Saving Tigers with FSC-certified Products

POSTED UNDER Energy & Conservation

“To a tiger, the forest is life.” The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). Tigers are one of the most fascinating and beloved animals in the world. But since 1900, the estimated number of wild tigers has declined from 100,000 to less than 3,200 today. They’re on the verge of extinction, and this is caused almost entirely by humans.

While poaching is a serious threat to tigers, many don’t realize deforestation is just as lethal. Forests are cut down to create paper products and expand farms such as palm oil and coffee plantations.

The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) made a connection that a lot of paper products being used in homes, businesses and schools in the United States comes from sources that destroy the tropical forests that these animals call home.

But there is hope – there are everyday choices we can make to help save the tigers.

  • Look for paper products that are 100 percent FSC-certified or 100 percent recycled. If you visit places that aren’t using or carrying these products, suggest that they do. Conserve or go paperless when you can. Macy’s strives to go paperless and use FSC or other third party-certified products whenever feasible.
  • Buy palm oil and coffee products that are certified sustainable. This means rainforests aren’t ravaged to build crops. The best bet is to find The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil products and Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee. (spell out RSPO)
  • Support ongoing conservation efforts and adopt a tiger. Learn more about wildlife adoption at WWF.
  • Spread the word about the plight of wild tigers. Share this article or any associated links. Poaching is one part, but deforestation for paper products is the silent killer. Information is power.

For every effect, there’s a cause. Let’s not allow tiger extinction to be the effect of human life. There are everyday things you can do to help, and you can start doing them today!