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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 11/19/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION106.0MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
52,065 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 82.1 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
40,350 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $11,341 DOLLARS SAVED
$5,570,910 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 178,062 MILES NOT DRIVEN
87,468,499 YTD

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8/22/2017

Macy’s Associates Help Students in Their Garden

POSTED UNDER In Our Community

Green Bronx Machine Helps Feed Cancer Patients in Need

Macy’s volunteers joined a Green Bronx Machine garden project and students from Community School 55 (C.S. 55) to harvest produce and grow the community. The food helped feed cancer patients in need at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Bronx, NY.

Green Bronx Machine builds healthy, equitable and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems and 21st-century workforce development, which align with Macy’s value in giving back to its local communities.

Green Bronx Machine is a nonprofit founded by Stephen Ritz, a teacher at C.S. 55, located in the South Bronx. The school’s population includes a high percentage of single-parent homes, children living in poverty and students that are food insecure, meaning they don’t know from where they will get their next meal.

The nonprofit makes an impact for the students, integrating growing produce and cooking healthy food into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. Students grow fruits and vegetables in a nearby community garden, giving them a unique, hands-on experience that produces healthy food and, what the nonprofit hopes to be, healthier children.

Macy’s Associates first volunteered with Green Bronx Machine in December 2016 in a Winter Wonderland Project. It was such a success that this summer, 20 volunteers from Macy’s New York City Go Green Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Macy’s Partners in Time employee volunteer program once again joined the students to help the community.

Elementary-school students from C.S. 55 and Macy’s volunteers harvested about 5,000 fruits and vegetables and donated the haul to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “[This project is] bringing people from around the city to grow something greater. And it’s proof that if children grow it, they eat it, they can share it and make a difference, right here, locally,” said Stephen Ritz in a local news interview.

Congratulations to the Green Bronx Machine and Macy’s volunteers for partnering with students to grow their knowledge about healthy eating and giving back to their community.

Have you or your fellow Associates volunteered to help a local community group? Tell us about an event or project near you.












 

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