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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 09/22/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION171.6MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
44,245 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 133.0 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
34,290 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $18,360 DOLLARS SAVED
$4,734,194 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 288,273 MILES NOT DRIVEN
74,331,275 YTD

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12/9/2013

Going Green Gets Personal – Sustainability Efforts at Macy’s

POSTED UNDER By Our Associates

Looking for inspiration on your green journey? You’ll find it in these dedicated recyclers and sustainability stars at Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.

In the Macy’s, Inc. Cincinnati Central Office, 26-year veteran Esther Stevenson is a passionate part of a recycling team in the mailroom. Esther recycles and manages items such as binders, clips, outdated letterhead, hanging files and inkjet printer toner cartridges. She refurbishes binders and separates and organizes clips for use by others, creates pads of scratch paper from unused letterhead, and returns empty toner cartridges to the vendor or recycles unused toner to other departments. “I just try to find a home for everything,” says Stevenson. She truly reduces wasteful behavior and teaches everyone that recycling saves money.

Steve Wilson, technical developer/end user computing at macys.com, is a San Franciscan who rides his bike to work every day to reduce emissions that pollute the air. At macys.com, he trains associates and contractors on recycling and always participates in Earth Day recycling activities. Wilson’s favorite tip: “It’s easy to toss refuse in the right bin the first time!” When asked why he takes sustainability so seriously, he explains it isn’t just for him, economics or the environment, it’s for his family, neighbors’ and colleagues’ quality of life now and in the future.

Ann Shoshkes, Director of Risk Management, directs recycling for Bloomingdale’s. She communicates with stores on direction for recycling lighting, hazardous waste, paint, chemicals and electronics. She has become more serious about recycling in the last two years as she started managing environmental programs for Bloomingdale’s. Shoshkes also handles recycling of cosmetics that can’t be returned to the vendors. 

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