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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 02/20/2018

SOLAR PRODUCTION146.6MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
4,981 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 120.3 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
4,084 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $16,219 DOLLARS SAVED
$550,900 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 266,902 MILES NOT DRIVEN
9,065,447 YTD

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5/26/2015

May Is National Bike Month

POSTED UNDER Healthy Living

National Bike Month was created to raise awareness of the biking community and to encourage potential cyclists to get on their bikes. This may sound like a new observance, but National Bike Month has actually been observed since 1956.

There are plenty of reasons to ride bikes more often. It’s a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation. It’s also economical, as the cyclist is the fuel source. And some would even say riding a bike is fun.

More and more cities are investing in bike shares and bike lanes to cater to the growing cycling community. According to the League of American Bicyclists, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the United States grew by more than 62 percent. And bicycle commuting rates in large bicycle friendly communities (BFCs) increased 105 percent.

Here’s an infographic showing the growth of U.S. bike commuting.

While the growth of cycling is most certainly going uphill, there’s still room for improvement. More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of its workplace. The convenience of a car can get in the way of what’s better for our health and our environment.

Bike to Work Day was May 15. Did you participate? Contact us and fill us in on your sustainable cycling story. And if it’s a beautiful day in your community, get on your bike!