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Counting Down to Earth Week! How You Can Get Involved

POSTED UNDER By Our Associates

The Green Living team celebrates Earth Day every day. That means we want to encourage Macy’s associates, executives, stakeholders and beyond to work toward a more sustainable way of life through everyday decisions. It’s about going green, but it’s also about thinking green in all facets of our day-to-day lives. And what better time to start celebrating Earth Day every day than Earth Day itself!

This year, Earth Day is held on Wednesday, April 22, but Macy’s, Inc. celebrates Earth Week.

All April, we’ll be working to promote our Green Living in preparation for Earth Week. From April 20 through April 24, a rich collection of events will be held in Macy’s, Inc. locations all across America.

Be on the lookout for:

  • “Why Do You Go Green?” Video: Watch Macy’s, Inc. associates and see their reasons for going green.
  • RE-Think Virtual Suggestion Box: An interactive contest for associates to enter their most creative ways to reduce, reuse or recycle. All who enter will have a chance to win a special sustainable prize package! Macy’s associates will decide the winner through a poll on My IN-SITE. The contest begins April 14 and ends April 27, 2015.
  • Make Your Voice Heard: Choose the most creative sustainability ideas. Log on to My IN-SITE May 11 to 17 and help determine which ideas should be our award winners. Associates will decide the winner through a poll.
  • How to Start Your Own Go Green ERG: Macy’s, Inc. encourages you to get involved with Employee Resource Groups (ERG). But we all have hectic lives and jam-packed schedules, so sometimes it’s hard to get our ducks in a row. The Green Living team understands, which is why we’re streamlining information for associates to easily start their own Go Green ERG.

As an associate, find out how you can get involved in a Macy’s, Inc. location near you. There are plenty of sustainable activities to go around! Here are just a few:

MCOM in San Francisco:

  • Recycling Education Event: Reviewing recycling and compost best practices
  • Contest: Which floor team has the best recyclers? A trash audit by Recology will decide!
  • Earth Day Park Beautification: Volunteers participate in a park clean-up at Union Square

MCS Corporate Office Cincinnati

  • Go Green Movie Days: Watch sustainably themed movies during the lunch hour
  • Trash to Treasure Expo: An event featuring vendors and employees who "upcycle" items in creative ways
  • Educational tour of the Rumpke recycling facility
  • Participate or volunteer for the Players for the Planet e-waste recycling event (See last year's event)
  • Macy’s Market Days: Local vendors will provide samples of products that are grown and/or made locally

MCCS Four Centers:

  • Sustainability Ideas Virtual Suggestion Box: Contest will run all month
  • Electronics Recycling Event
  • Recycling Cart: A cart will collect recyclables from employees throughout the building
  • Go Green Movie Days: Watch sustainably themed movies during the lunch hour
  • Lunch and learn from the city’s waste program
  • On Earth Day, if you wear green, you win a prize. We’ll also plant trees at all four Macy's Credit and Customer Services (MCCS) locations
  • Trashion Show: Fashion show with apparel made from recycled materials
  • Park clean-ups at three locations

Macy’s Logistics:

  • Green T-shirt Day: Wear your green shirt to show your support
  • Electronic Waste Recycling
  • Tree Planting
  • Daily word searches, fun facts and crossword puzzles with daily prizes
  • Adopted road clean-up day
  • Planting flowers and vegetables in a community garden
  • Dye pack event, locating water leaks in building for repairing
  • Enhanced awareness through an information bulletin board


  • Trashion Show: Fashion show with apparel made from recycled materials (See last year's event)
  • Park Clean-up: Theodore Roosevelt Park
  • Daily Earth Week email and free eco-friendly pens in each building

Macy’s Stores and Energy Services:

  • Solar promotion on Shop Talk
  • Media event at Ingram Park (San Antonio, TX): The store is being recognized on April 15 by the Department of Energy in conjunction with the Better Buildings Challenge for energy efficiency. Ingram Park reduced their energy consumption by 50 percent
  • Enhancing Employee Awareness: Promoting Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Sharing store sustainability success stories
  • Sustainable messages delivered at store rallies


  • Kickoff of our "Office Building Green Team"
  • Recycling Event: Light bulb, battery and cell phone recycling
  • Recycling eyeglasses
  • Electronics recycling event

Join us in celebrating Earth Day every day. Why not start today?