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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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2/11/2014

Conserving our Coastlines: Why Does Ocean Conservation Matter?

POSTED UNDER Energy & Conservation

The ocean plays a critical role in regulating water and climate. It provides a source of protein to 2.6 billion people around the world. Water returns to the ocean for renewal and purification to support life on earth. The ocean provides life for dolphins, sharks, otters, polar bears and schools of fish.

Why is this important if you live in the center of the United States thousands of miles from the ocean? Sustainability means taking care of the water, air and land. The ocean is plagued with debris from harmful nets to plastics to oil spills. Polymer-based materials like plastic bags never completely degrade in the open ocean. This problem has been building for decades as trash washes out from beaches, rivers, watersheds and intentional or unintentional dumping at sea.

Launched in 2008 by the Ocean Voyages Institute, Project Kaisei is focused on the marine debris in the North Pacific where currents converge and act as a catalyst in collecting floating material. Project Kaisei is committed to stopping the flow of materials into the ocean and organizing scientific expeditions to determine the best collection methods for removal with a minimal impact on sea life and the marine environment.

It takes all of us to protect our oceans. We want future generations to have a place where they can walk the beaches, sail or dive. Oceans inspire us to create, explore and protect. A healthy ocean means more beautiful coasts, vibrant ocean wildlife, cleaner air, safer food and purer water to drink. If our oceans are not healthy, neither are we. 

Join the work of Ocean Voyages Institute (http://www.projectkaisei.org) to keep plastic out of our oceans.