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Earth Month at Our Center

April is Earth Month at Danbury Fair! Go green, see how our center's retailers are working toward sustainability, take our pledge to use a reusable bag, and more.

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You Pledge. We Plant.

This Earth Month, we are asking you to pledge to always use a reusable shopping bag. Macerich shopping centers have partnered with One Tree Planted this April to fund reforestation and urban shade projects across the United States for every pledge made. We can do this together! Text “IPLEDGEYOUPLANT” to 203.857.9888 to support, or message us via the chat link below.*

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About One Tree Planted

Our Earth Month partner, One Tree Planted, is a nonprofit devoted to planting trees in both open spaces and urban areas. They also do educational outreach to teach communities about the importance of trees and motivate the next generation to do something positive for the environment. Trees are such an essential part of restoring nature and biodiversity, so help us help One Tree Planted plant more of them!

Retailer Offers and Details

Did you know that many of your favorite shopping destinations here at our center are working toward a more sustainable future? Check out what they're doing:

Retailers:

Abercrombie & Fitch

Take advantage of Abercrombie & Fitch’s partnership with thredUp, the world’s largest fashion resale marketplace.  Send in your gently used women’s & children’s items to be re-commerced and earn gift cards for use at A&F, Abercrombie kids, Hollister and Gilly Hicks.
http://corporate.abercrombie.com/af-cares/sustainability/environmental/materials-waste
 

Aerie

Shop the Real Good label on Aerie apparel and know that these products are the most sustainable items including swimsuits, bras and underwear with materials made from recycled polyester, recycled nylon fabric or sustainably sourced cotton. Donate your gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories through AE’s partnership with Give Back Box.
https://www.givebackbox.com/ae/?navdetail=footer:c2:p7
https://www.aeo-inc.com/sustainability/

Aeropostale

Shop the Aero Impact collection of ultra-comfortable jeans, tees & more responsibly made with organic cotton, recycled cotton, and/or recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. 
https://www.aeropostale.com/aero-impact.html

ALDO

ALDO is the first fashion footwear and fashion accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral! Shop the ALDO Love Planet and CleanStep™ collections of sustainable shoes and accessories.  No plastic bags here, ALDO redesigned their shoe boxes with handles to give plastic bags the slip. Use that new box to send your used shoes and clothing through The Give Back Box. Print a free label here: https://www.givebackbox.com/aldo/
https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/sustainability

American Eagle Outfitters

Shop the Real Good label, including 95% of AE jeans, and know that these products are the most sustainable items in the AEO collection and are manufactured in compliance with AEO’s Water Leadership Program. Donate your gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories through AE’s partnership with Give Back Box.
https://www.givebackbox.com/ae/?navdetail=footer:c2:p7
https://www.aeo-inc.com/sustainability/

Anthropologie

The Anthropologie team creates a circular lifecycle in store displays by breathing creative new life into ‘used’ materials that are collected and then upcycled or recycled into unique artistic displays. They also reuse and recycle production remnants, samples, and scrap donations. Just one example of how they love the earth. Turn your blues into something new! Recycle your pre-loved denim at any Anthropologie store & receive $20 off a $100+ full price jeans purchase. *Offer ends 12/31/2024, 11:59 PM PT. Restrictions Apply.
https://www.anthropologie.com/help/stories-community-greater-good
https://bluejeansgogreen.org/recycle-denim/

Apple

Shop Apple Watch, their first carbon neutral product! Apple will buy back or recycle old Apple devices in store. Items are thoroughly inspected, and components are either reused or recycled in an environmentally responsible way. Apple has been carbon neutral since 2020, by 2030 all their products will be too.
https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in

Athleta 

Is a certified B Corp, putting people and planet up there with profit. Over 441 million plastic bottles have been repurposed into recycled fabrics, all shopping bags are made from recycled materials, and 1,162 tons of fabric waste have been diverted from landfills! Give your gently used Athleta items new life through their partnership with ThredUp: https://athleta.thredup.com/pages/trade-in
https://athleta.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=1074427&mlink=5151,15905002,footer_BCorp&clink=15905002#BCorp

Banana Republic

Shop BR Vintage Drops, giving new life to hand-selected pieces from the 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s! Make room in your closet by bringing in your gently used items to the store through a partnership with ThredUp. 
https://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=1131224

Bath & Body Works

Named to Newsweek list of America’s Greenest Companies for their commitment to being good stewards of the environment, pledging to focus efforts on sustainable practices for the planet and future generations. 
https://www.bbwinc.com/media/newsroom/3bl-bath-body-works-named-one-of-americas-greenest-companies-by-newsweek-2023-10-04-150500

Cotton On

All new denim is made with at least 20% recycled cotton, and 41% of products have a sustainable attribute. They aim to have 100% of products contain a sustainable attribute by 2030! Bring your own bag; they discontinued all single-use plastic bags in 2019.
https://cottonongroup.com.au/the-good-we-do/our-commitments/

DICK’S Sporting Goods

Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags as DICK’S works to rid them from their stores and systems by 2025.  They now adhere to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® certification within their building design strategies already implemented at their distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, and customer service center in Pittsburgh, PA.
https://investors.dicks.com/csr/respecting-the-playing-field/default.aspx

Eddie Bauer

According to some studies, American and European consumers wear an item of clothing an average of 7 times before discarding it, and the average American discards over 80 lbs of clothing each year. The starting point for sustainability is not the use of lower-impact materials but a design ethos that compels customers to to use and reuse an Eddie Bauer item for as long as possible. Eddie Bauer partners with Canopy Style Initiative, Responsible Down Standard, and American Forest  - planting over 8.4 million trees since 1995!
https://www.eddiebauer.com/campaign/sustainability

Express

By 2026, Express aims to conserve 50 million gallons of water, sustainably source 20% of fabrics, and have 75% of their denim made with conscious materials.
https://www.express.com/exp/expresstogether/conscious-sourcing-product?ICID=EXPRESSTOGETHER_N_CONSCIOUSSOURCING

Foot Locker

A retail partner of Soles4Souls, a non-profit, distributes new and used shoes to those in need. Look for periodic donation drives to keep shoes out of landfills and do good simultaneously!  In store, look for sustainable options from adidas and Nike.
https://investors.footlocker-inc.com/impactreport

Free People

Shop the Care FP collection and know that the products are made with at least 50% of a certifiable eco-conscious material or process, are artisan-made, are vintage, are reusable, or are clean beauty products with natural formulas.
https://www.freepeople.com/care-fp/

Gap 

Send your used Gap merchandise to thredUp and earn credit to be used for a future Gap purchase.  Gap Inc. is a member of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, the Global Fashion Pact, and Ellen MacArthur Make Fashion Circular organizations dedicated to revolutionizing the fashion industry.
https://www.thredup.com/cleanout/gap

H&M

Recycle your clothing with H&M! Bring any unwanted clothes or textiles by any brand and in any condition to one of our stores. Hand in your bag of old clothes at the register and receive a thank-you coupon to use toward your next purchase. Easy! Once you’ve dropped off your previously loved fashion in one of our garment collecting boxes, our business partner takes over. It empties the boxes and sorts the contents into three categories: rewear, reuse, and recycle.
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/sustainability-at-hm/our-work/close-the-loop.html


Hollister

The future of fashion is circular when you clean out your closet and earn a 10% Hollister credit through their partnership with ThredUp.
https://www.thredup.com/cleanout/hollister

J. Jill

Hosts periodic clothing donation drives to benefit the J. Jill Compassion Fund. Check local store for timing.
https://www.jjill.com/compassion

J. Crew

J. Crew is re-imagining its fabrics and processes with the Re-imagined collection —from using organically grown cotton to partnering with mills and factories that are environmentally responsible and Fair Trade Certified™—to make them better for the planet and the people who produce them.
https://www.jcrew.com/shop/re-imagined/womens

JCPenney

JCPenney is committed to reporting environmental standards across all operations and supply chains. For 16 consecutive years, JCPenney has been awarded ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for sustained excellence. 
https://companyblog.jcpnewsroom.com/corporateresponsibility/environment-sustainability/

Journeys/Journeys Kids

In-store upgrades to digital media players keep 14,000 DVDs out of landfills annually! Look for new 100% recycled shopping bags in store.
https://genesco.gcs-web.com/ourbrands

Kay Jewelers

Extend the life of your jewelry with Kay’s repair & maintenance services, or trade it in for something new! Kay’s parent company is a founding member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, ensuring an ethically sourced supply chain.
https://www.kay.com/kay-store-services?icid=FOOTER:INSTORESERVICES

LEGO

Committed to making all core LEGO products from more sustainable and circular materials by 2032. When you are done with your old LEGOS, send them to be cleaned and donated through the LEGO Replay program.  
https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/sustainability/environment

LensCrafters

Donate gently used prescription or non-prescription eyewear to help another person in the world see more clearly through the OneSight program - a family of charitable vision care programs dedicated to improving vision through outreach, research and education. 
https://www.lenscrafters.com/lc-us/customer-service/faq

LoveSac

Since 2018, Lovesac has repurposed 180+ million plastic bottles from the waste stream into Designed For Life furniture. Here's how: recycled bottles are collected and cleaned. Then, they are chopped and melted into chips that are spun into sustainable Repreve upholstery fabric. Sactionals are designed to be maintainable, upgradeable, and are guaranteed for life.
https://www.lovesac.com/designedforlife

Lucky Brand Jeans

Shop the styles made from responsible materials that use less water, pesticides, and energy than traditional materials to produce.
https://www.luckybrand.com/social-impact-sustainability.html

lululemon – One Tree Planted Supporter

Round up any lululemon gear that you’re ready to part with. Make sure to check that each item is in good condition and eligible for trade-in. Once your gear is reviewed, you'll immediately receive an e-gift card for eligible items. E-gift cards are redeemable at your lululemon store and on lululemon.com. Thanks to your trade-ins, lululemon kept 127,450 pounds of gear in action.
https://likenew.lululemon.com/tradein

Lush

If you collect five Lush containers (empty and clean, of course), you can return them to the shop for a free fresh face mask. They take your old pots back and have them broken down and remolded into new pots as part of our closed-recycling loop. In fact, it happens locally in North America, by a company that’s close to their factories and that provides full transparency to the recycled materials.
https://www.lush.com/us/en_us/a/bring-it-back-our-new-look-recycling-scheme

Men’s Wearhouse

Rent your tuxedo knowing that Men’s Wearhouse will dry clean it using Green Earth® instead of petroleum or “perchloroethylene (perc)” based dry cleaning solvent. The Green Earth® silicone solvent is an inert by-product of sand and it has been used in many consumer hygiene and beauty products for years. Over the past decade, this decision has kept over 45 million garments from being dry cleaned in petroleum or “perc”. 
https://www.tailoredbrands.com/responsibility/sustainability/

Old Navy

100% of all denim uses water-saving techniques that has saved over 2 billion liters of water saved since 2019! Grab your own shopping bag, Old Navy is phasing out all plastic shopping bags.
https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=1160383#sustainability

PacSun

Get $10 off a new pair of PacSun jeans when you recycle any old pair of jeans (90% cotton or more) at your local PacSun with the Blue Jeans Go Green Program. Restrictions apply.
https://bluejeansgogreen.org/recycle-denim/

Pandora 

Pandora is committed to leadership in sustainability and will use only recycled silver and gold in its jewelry by 2025 and halve greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2030. 
https://pandoragroup.com/sustainability/strategy/sustainability-highlights

Pottery Barn

Voted most sustainable home furnishings retailer by Barrons for the last six years, Pottery Barn will plant 6 million trees with the Arbor Day Foundation. Look for sustainable labels on products: organic, sustainably sourced, fair trade, handcrafted, certified nontoxic, and plant a tree!
https://www.potterybarn.com/pages/our-commitments/?cm_re=hpbanner14-_-default-_-spring3_commitments

Primark

Did you know 55% of Primark clothing units contain recycled or more sustainably sourced materials? Since 2019, Primark has removed or avoided 1 billion units of single-use plastic. 
https://corporate.primark.com/en-us/primark-cares/sustainability-report

Sephora

Shop the Sephora Collection, offers the best in beauty without compromise. The formulas exceed some of the strictest international safety regulations; the design and manufacturing teams are constantly looking for ways to innovate by reducing unnecessary packaging and incorporating more sustainable materials. As a result of this eco-designed approach in 2022, globally 60% of Sephora collection products contains post-consumer recycled content, bio-sourced plastic, Forest Stewardship Council Certified cartons or is recyclable.

Recycle your  beauty empties by dropping them in the Pact bin in participating stores.
https://www.inside-sephora.com/en/commitments/sustainability
https://www.sephora.com/beauty/pact-collective-recycling-program

Soma

#BraItForward with Soma! Donate new or gently worn bras in Soma boutiques and get rewarded up to $10 Love Soma Rewards® per month.. OVER 2 MILLION BRAS have been collected since 2010, thanks to your generous donations.
https://www.soma.com/store/page.jsp?id=56709275

Sunglass Hut

Shop sustainable styles from Emporio Armani, Burberry, Arnette, and Ray-Ban! Each brand has sunglasses that feature materials like plant-based BiO-Matter®, bio-acetate, and/or bio-based lenses. 
https://www.sunglasshut.com/us/sunglasses/sustainable-sunglasses

Swarovski

Committed to sustainability since 1895 when Daniel Swarovski established a crystal cutting factory using hydroelectricity. They plan to feature at least one sustainably minded collection each year!
https://www.swarovski.com/en-US/s-sustainability/

The Children’s Place

Earn My Place Rewards Bonus Points and clean out your little one’s closet all at the same time with Give Back Box. Print your free label, grab a box, and ship your gently used items! 
https://www.childrensplace.com/us/content/give-back-box

Torrid

Torrid is constantly seeking ways to source renewable, recyclable, recycled, and alternative materials. In 2021, some of these items included Organic, OEKO-TEX® and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) cotton fibers, recycled polyester fiber, and recycled rubber for shoe soles. 
https://investors.torrid.com/governance/Sustainability-Report/default.aspx

Urban Outfitters

Since its launch, Urban Renewal has recirculated over 7 million garments, salvaged over 1 million pairs of vintage jeans, and continued their 50-year commitment to recycling and upcycling apparel.  
https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/our-impact

Vans

Shop the VR3 Collection of shoes, apparel, and accessories with the checkerboard globe logo and know that they are made up of at least 30% Regenerative, Responsibly Sourced, Renewable, and/or Recycled materials.
https://www.vans.com/sustainability.html

Vera Bradley

Shop bags made with recycled cotton or ReActive material made from at least 50% recycled plastic bottles. 
https://verabradley.com/pages/caring-for-our-planet

Victoria’s Secret

Shop the Victoria’s Secret Even-Better T-Shirt Bra, made with the most recycled content of any bra we’ve designed—ever. Add a pair of No-Show Panties now in a new fabric that’s partially made from recycled materials. 
https://www.victoriassecret.com/us/vs/vsnow/brand-values/in-celebration-of-earth-month

White House Black Market

WHBM’s parent company, Chicos FAS, is making it a priority to introduce fabrics made with more mindfully produced and sustainably sourced raw materials into their designs! In 2022 they introduced 36 new Mindful Fabrics for a total of 98 Mindful Fabrics in their collections.
https://chicosfas.com/responsibility/social-responsibility/default.aspx

Williams Sonoma

Sustainably sourced products are marked with organic, FSC, OEKO-TEX, Greenguard Gold, Fair Trade, and/or Hand Crafted labels. Williams Sonoma partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation has removed 323,000 tons of pollutants from the air.
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/williams-sonoma/sustainability/

Yankee Candle

Keep those used candle containers out of the landfill when you upcycle, recycle curbsied (where available), or recycle for free through TerraCycle and earn rewards! 
https://www.yankeecandle.com/terracycle.html

Zales

Shop the Remixed Reimagined collection crafted of reclaimed gold and repurposed diamonds! Bring new life to your existing jewelry with Zales repair services.
https://www.zales.com/repair-services

 

Dining:

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory has distributed more than 7.3 million pounds of food to more than 700 local non-profits while also donating more than $6 million to Feeding America® since 2008. They have outperformed many of their sustainable sourcing goals — including transitioning their bakeries to cage-free eggs three years early.
https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/sites/default/files/2023-05/2022%20CSR%20Progress%20Report%20-%20The%20Cheesecake%20Factory.pdf

Chick-Fil-A

A commitment to the environment is in the very fiber of Chick-Fil-A’s being—literally. Restaurant team member polos are made with rPET fabric from recycled plastic bottles, and more than 5.3 million bottles have been reclaimed and repurposed into shirts to date. Cups and bowls have recently been redesigned to reduce the impact on the environment.
https://www.chick-fil-a.com/about/who-we-are



Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. In 2022, Chipotle purchased: 22 million pounds of organic and transitional produce, 36 million pounds of local produce, and 232 million pounds of animal welfare certified pork, chicken, and beef..

https://www.chipotle.com/about-us/sustainability

Shake Shack

Shake Shack takes pride in sourcing premium ingredients from like-minded ranchers, farmers, and supply partners—using real, premium ingredients like 100% antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins (beef, chicken, and pork) that are always vegetarian-fed, humanely raised, and source verified, plus raised and harvested in the USA. They continue to increase our investment in regeneratively farmed beef. All buns are non-GMO, and their vanilla and chocolate frozen custard recipes use only real sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup) and milk from dairy farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones. 
https://shakeshack.com/stand-for-something-good#/

 

Starbucks

Starbucks is working towards a goal of all cups being reusable or compostable by 2030. To achieve this goal, you can now get a “for here” cup at locations with café seating, refill your own reusable cup (including mobile orders), or use a one-time-use cup engineered to be constructed of more recycled materials and less plastic.
https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2024/a-better-cup-for-all/


 
*April 1-30, 2024. Standard text message rates apply. Maximum donation of $150,000 from Macerich Shopping Centers will be made to One Tree Planted (Tax ID #46-4664562) to be used for reforestation and urban shade projects in the United States. Shopper need not make donation. Participation is not tax deductible.
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