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Earth Week at Macy’s – Go Green and Get Involved!

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Earth Week has always been a busy time at Macy’s, Inc. locations across the country as our Associates dig in to make a difference for our planet. Our company’s commitment to creating a more sustainable environment is reflected in the inspiring work of our Macy’s Go Green Employee Resource Group (ERG). Here’s a tour of Macy’s Go Green events around the country in celebration of Earth Week.

Go Green ERG, MMG

Macy’s Merchandising Group’s (MMG’s) Go Green team celebrates earth week with a panel discussion with industry experts on sustainable packaging efforts and options. Other MMG Earth Week activities include volunteering with urban school agricultural project Green Bronx Machine, a supply swap (Associates bring unused office supplies and trade them for ones they need), and a “Power Hour” (turning off lights for an hour). “Earth Week is always a big event at MMG,” said Michael Singer, vice president of Customs and Compliance at Macy’s Merchandising Group.

Go Green ERG, Macy’s Progress Place, Springdale, Ohio

Go Green at Macy’s Progress Place kicks off its first-ever Earth Week celebration in a big way, including a new Go Green Garden. Go Green ERG co-chair Maureen Hunt shared that the events include a Lunch & Learn on effective composting, Gorman Heritage Farm volunteer clean-up event, and presentation by a

Cincinnati Zoo horticulturalist. Hunt said Friday’s closing event is, “an extra-special surprise.” If you’re at Progress Place, make sure you don’t miss out!

Go Green ERG, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Downtown Cincinnati’s Go Green is working with Macy’s Market Days farmers market and Partners in Time to volunteer at Gorman Heritage Farms. The first ever “Macy’s Meet Up” closes out the week with opportunities to learn more about the Go Green ERG and register for future events.

Go Green ERG, MCCS, Clearwater, Florida

Go Green Macy’s Credit and Customer Services (MCCS) in Clearwater, Florida is working on its award-winning sustainable garden and bottle and can recycling competition. Like several other Go Green ERGs across the company, the group is holding a “Trashion” show, featuring recycled or reused garments.

Go Green ERG, Ala Moana and Kaahumanu Stores, Hawaii

Go Green in Hawaii is holding two beach cleanup projects in Maui and Oahu, with 70 to 80 volunteers expected to make the beaches cleaner and safer.

Go Green ERG, MST, John’s Creek, Georgia

Go Green at Macy’s Systems and Technology (MST) in John’s Creek, Georgia is in startup mode, but it’s far enough along to get in on the Earth Week fun. Appropriate for the technology team that keeps our systems running smoothly throughout the company, the MST team is holding an electronics recycling event, according to Director of Service Support John Taylor, who’s leading the effort to launch the new ERG.

With our long-standing commitment to sustainability and the major progress we’ve made in reducing our carbon footprint, we’re proud of our Go Green ERGs and their hard work. Join the effort wherever you are. Within Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s, there’s likely an event happening near you, so connect with your Go Green ERG or Green Team to find out how you can get involved.