As a part of Macy’s (NYSE:M) commitment to sustainability, the company’s Green Living employee committee developed several “Connect with Nature” initiatives during Earth Week 2017 to serve the community and raise environmental awareness.
Macy’s associates joined together for volunteer projects around the country – from a beach in Hawaii to a farm in Ohio to a school in New York City – and participated in educational events that connected like-minded colleagues to benefit the environment. Plus, Macy’s Green Living committee hosted its first design challenge – a contest to create an exclusive reusable tote.
The “Connect with Nature” design-a-tote contest was the national employee element of Macy’s 2017 Earth Week celebration. More than 100 associates submitted original artwork around the “Connect with Nature” theme. The winning design, by New York City associate Jenna D., was a top vote-getter on macysgreenliving.com, the company’s sustainability website. Jenna’s creation features a butterfly and flower motif. Beginning this week, natural canvas totes imprinted with her colorful artwork are available for $3.99 at select Macy’s stores while supplies last.
Stores offering the bags include Chicago: Macy’s State Street, Macy’s Water Tower; Cincinnati: Macy’s Kenwood Towne Centre; Houston: Macy’s Galleria; New Jersey: Macy’s Short Hills; New York City: Macy’s Herald Square; Los Angeles area: Macy’s Century City, Macy’s South Coast Plaza; Miami: Macy’s Aventura, Macy’s Dadeland; San Francisco area: Macy’s Broadway Plaza, Macy’s Union Square.
In keeping with the company’s give back value, Macy’s will donate $1 from the sale of each tote to the National Park Foundation – the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, whose mission is to enrich America’s national parks and programs, safeguarding our nation’s heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts as they connect with nature.
Macy’s has a multidimensional commitment to sustainability – Go Green Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are just one element. Macy’s ERGs are active throughout the country, engaging groups of associates around causes of mutual interest. With the company’s focus on environmental issues, Go Green ERGs are among the company’s most active.
Source: Business Wire