Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced Go Green with Lenox Square, an event inspired by the company’s dedication to and focus on sustainability. With the goal to continuously incorporate sustainable thinking into all areas of business, Simon remains mindful of how it plans, develops and operates shopping centers; does business with customers; engages with communities; and creates a productive work environment for employees. The eco-inspired programming will continue at the center throughout April and will be complemented by a family-fun event Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the holiday.
Through April 30, Atlantans are encouraged to drop off gently-used women’s clothing at Guest Services, located near Starbucks. All donations will go directly to the Women’s Academy at Wellspring Living, a nonprofit offering life-changing programming to young women who have experienced difficulty gaining living-wage employment due to life circumstances such as poverty, sexual abuse and trafficking. Requested clothing donations include blouses and tops, professional slacks, business-casual and professional dresses blazers, suits, winter coats, jackets, professional shoes, handbags and purses, jewelry and jeans. All donated undergarments and hosiery must be new with tags.
To counter the carbon footprint of online shopping returns and minimize the use of cardboard boxes to pack and return ship items, Lenox Square Guest Services will employ reusable shipping bags for any items submitted to Happy Returns from April 22-27. Shoppers may return items from participating stores to Guest Services for an immediate refund credit, and they will be returned using an eco-friendly shipping bag.
On April 22, students from Savanah College of Art and Design will unveil a creative fashion project, using recycled materials, including roofing barrier materials, soda can tabs, shoe strings, safety pins and metal d-rings to make a stylish dress. This innovative project will be on display in the upper level near Nike.
To celebrate the planet and deepen younger generations’ understanding of the shared responsibility to protect it, a family-friendly Earth Day program is planned in Lenox Square’s Macy’s Court at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26. Go Green with Lenox Square will feature eco-friendly face painting, Garden-in-A-Bag creations, a reading of “The Earth Book,” activities, giveaways and more. The first 100 children will be able to decorate their own reusable tote bag and leave with their own copy of the book. Guests will also enjoy interactive activities from the Chattahoochee Nature Center and other participants.