SOLAR PRODUCTION117.9MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
EQUIVALENT TO 91.4 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
EQUIVALENT TO $12,620 DOLLARS SAVED
EQUIVALENT TO 198,140 MILES NOT DRIVEN
Earth Week at Macy’s is an exciting time, with engaging events, new ideas and challenges, and endless inspiration. 2016 was no exception as we asked associates across the country to share photos of themselves enjoying the environment in our Plant Your Pictures contest – and to vote for their favorites.
Green Living visitors cast nearly 10,000 votes for hundreds of engaging, creative and inspiring photos showing Macy’s associates doing everything from scaling mountain peaks to diving the ocean’s depths to simply enjoying a beautiful moment in nature.
The voting was close and came down to the contest’s final minutes – but in the end, these were your favorites.
A part of the Macy’s team since 1993, Che believes saving the world for future generations is the most important reason to go green – both for individuals and for companies. His winning photo shows him enjoying the great outdoors with part of that future – kayaking on the lake at North Conway, NH, with his niece.
Hia, who loves meeting people and making them happy in his role at Macy’s, goes green by planting and tending a vegetable garden (a tradition inspired by the garden his mother kept), riding his bicycle, and packing lunch in reusable containers.
Alex’s passion for sustainability dates back to 2007 when he joined Youth for Environment Sustainability and Better Understanding (YESBU), a group focused on educating high school students about the importance of protecting the environment. His winning photo illustrates what he calls “ a typical day” in his garden when his feline friend Blackjack encounters a butterfly on (what else?) a butterfly bush.
Going green is one of Attia’s highest priorities – he makes every effort to go paperless at work and often rideshares with colleagues to conserve energy. A part of the company since November 2015, he says Macy’s isn’t only a job, it’s a lifestyle.
In her winning photo, Robin stands next to a majestic frozen waterfall in Munising, MI, – a photo she loves because of the perspective it gives for how grand the falls are. An avid outdoorsperson in every season, Trebilcock enjoys hiking, landscaping and nature photography.
Trebilcock joined Macy’s in 1982 and has worked in many roles. Her favorite part of the job is making people feel better about themselves – something she’s frequently able to do in her role at the Clinique counter. She believes it’s important for companies to go green because their large size not only means a bigger impact, but also sets a great example for employees.
Shayna, who joined Macy’s in July 2014, frequently goes hiking with friend, colleague and fellow contest winner Loretta Hansel on a quest to see as many waterfalls as possible. Her winning photo shows her standing victoriously on a tree trunk high across a waterfall they encountered on a recent hike.
An avid recycler who also volunteers to help clean up local parks, White believes the next big innovation in sustainability will be everyone working together to save the environment. She also believes it’s important for companies to practice sustainability because of their potential to motivate, as well as the volume of waste they generate.
Loretta Hansel’s passion for the environment comes from her desire to help ensure the best for our planet, and she goes green by using concentrated household cleaning supplies, conserving water, and turning off and unplugging electronics. With Macy’s since early 2014, she says companies have the potential not only to save money by being sustainable, but also to make the world a better place for future generations.
An avid hiker, Hansel says she always looks for waterfalls on her outdoor jaunts and she encountered three on a recent hike in Pennsylvania. She shared her favorite photo from that day, and clearly it was a favorite of Green Living visitors as well.
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Meet the Winners of our Are You Smarter than Our Sustainability Contest!VIEW ARTICLE
We know you love Green Living – and living green! And now we want to know more about what you love and what you want to read about on our site.VIEW ARTICLE
We know recycling protects the environment and increases sustainability. A creative way to reuse something is even better. See how one Macy’s associate reuses paper in a whole new way.VIEW ARTICLE
Every little bit helps when it comes to recycling – see how recycling champion Mindy Rulli makes a big difference!VIEW ARTICLE
We asked you to share photos of your farmers market haul, and you responded with dozens of creative photos showing how you shop your farmers market and what you brought home. Here are the winners!VIEW ARTICLE
Human Resources Administrator Janet Saunders has an innovative way to upcycle single-use plastic bags into a sustainable product.VIEW ARTICLE
An intern leaves a lasting impression in sustainability at Macy’s. See what he did.VIEW ARTICLE
Paperless meetings. Reusable coffee cups. See what else happened when Barbara Harmon took the Executive Go Green Challenge!VIEW ARTICLE
Solar power installations. Tree planting. Green events. Macy’s made the most of Earth Week 2016, with associates across the U.S. participating in celebrations and events that raise awareness and further sustainability.VIEW ARTICLE
Samuel Brosen is no stranger to Green Living. In fact, he's a member of our Green Living Committee, so we wanted to get a deeper understanding of what makes him so passionate about sustainability.VIEW ARTICLE
Based on Darline’s creative response and background (she studied Environmental Science and Policy!), we couldn’t help but reach out to learn more.VIEW ARTICLE
During Earth Week 2015, we received a great selection of entries for our RE-Think contest; while three winners were chosen, we simply couldn’t stop the recognition there.VIEW ARTICLE
Earlier this year, our MCOM team in San Francisco had the opportunity to tour an Artist in Residence at Recology – where artists take part in a program to make art out of, well … trash.VIEW ARTICLE
To celebrate October’s Energy Awareness Month, we ran a contest simply asking, “What’s your bright idea?” Well, we’re very pleased with the results and happy to share our winners, selected at random, from both categories – home and office.VIEW ARTICLE
Due to amazing participation from our RE-Think contest, we reached out to a select few whose submissions earned special recognition. One of those submissions was from Arlene Greenberg.VIEW ARTICLE
For Earth Week we called for all Macy's associates to enter their suggestions for the most creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. We were overwhelmed with the responses, and now we're ready to announce the winners YOU picked!VIEW ARTICLE
Green Living’s message was clear this year: Celebrate Earth Day Everyday. Once again we’re blown away by the support and participation from our associates, partners and vendors throughout Macy’s.VIEW ARTICLE
We asked associates around Macy’s why they go green. We all have a reason for going green and sometimes those reasons are more personal than we realize. Watch our video to see why we go green. Maybe we have the same reasons as you.VIEW ARTICLE
All April, we’ll be working to promote Macy's Green Living in preparation for Earth Week. And from Monday April 20 through Friday April 24, a rich collection of sustainable events will be held in Macy’s locations all across America.VIEW ARTICLE
When winter weather hit New York, a colleague complimented Dan Pasky on his scarf in passing. It turns out he actually wove his scarf out of old T-shirt scraps – and that only scrapes the surface of Dan's sustainable craft-work.VIEW ARTICLE
More than 300 MMG associates celebrated their commitment and passion for sustainability with their second annual Green Fest. Find out what their Fest entailed.VIEW ARTICLE
SPACE’s Rob Hancock teaches us a valuable lesson through his home rebuild. It’s easy to feel like everything is disposable in this modern age, even buildings, but respecting the structure that shelters us, even in demolition, is truly sustainable.VIEW ARTICLE
Macy's associate Paul Deyden isn’t really a green crusader, at least not by traditional standards, but he may be the most sustainably-conscious person you’ll meet.VIEW ARTICLE
Macy’s volunteers made quite the impression at one Florida zoo, breaking the record for the single largest group of volunteers. Social responsibility and sustainability? Double Check.VIEW ARTICLE
Just because we keep some lights on 24/7 doesn’t mean we can’t also find a way to save energy at the same time.VIEW ARTICLE
Every Macy’s, Inc. associate is challenged to think green and be more sustainable. Sometimes they go above and beyond the challenge and start setting examples.VIEW ARTICLE
Macy’s Credit and Customer Services have established Eco Centers, and their sustainability success is contagious. Other departments take note.VIEW ARTICLE
The Land Trust has a mission to conserve Long Island’s working farms, natural land and heritage for future generations, and they’re letting Macy’s associates in on it.VIEW ARTICLE
Looking for inspiration on your green journey? You’ll find it in these dedicated recyclers and sustainability stars at Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.VIEW ARTICLE
In conjunction with recycling, Macy’s has taken on composting as well. Much like composted food, no effort is wasted when it comes to being more sustainable.VIEW ARTICLE
Macy’s Systems & Technologies (MST) and Macy’s Logistics and Operation teams are doing some innovative things to reduce the waste stream and recycle – and some of the materials getting recycled may surprise you.VIEW ARTICLE
Incentives are an important part of building Macy’s credit business. Thanks to some creative thinking from Macy’s Credit, the incentives have gone green.VIEW ARTICLE
A simple suggestion to liven up the St. Louis call center led to hundreds of flowering plants, a boost in office morale and multiple meanings of “going green.”VIEW ARTICLE