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Zappos' First Annual Earth Day

As part of LEAF’s initiative to make Zappos a more environmentally friendly workplace, we hosted an Earth Day event for our employees on Tuesday, April 17th. We asked several local and non-local vendors to participate by spreading awareness about how easy and fun it is to become eco-friendly, and wow, did our vendors surely step up to the plate! Earth Day was such a success that we’ve decided to make this an annual event with the goal to make each year even better than the previous!

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When we first reached out to our vendors, their responses were overwhelming! They were thrilled to hear the Zappos was starting its journey to become environmentally friendly, and they were even more excited to be a part of it. The vendors that attended our event included: KEEN, prAna, Patagonia, Whole Foods, Vegas Roots Community Gardens, Lunas Recycling, Sierra Nevada, BottleHood, Springs Preserve, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Southwest Gas, and RTC.

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prAna did something special for all Zappos employees that deserves a special shout out. Not only did they showcase their use of sustainable materials in their products, demonstrated how they’ve eliminated poly bags in their warehouse, and discussed their initiatives with clean energy; they surprised us by offsetting all of our Las Vegas employees’ carbon emissions! This means that 1,300 of us will be carbon neutral for the entire month of April!* Thank you prAna for caring so much about the environment and truly WOWing all of us!

Not all of our Earth Day vendors could make a physical appearance at Zappos HQ. However, they still showed their support for our event and sent out information about their eco-friendly products and sustainable initiatives, prizes for us to raffle off, and even coupons specifically made for our employees. These vendors included: ChicoBags, EcoLunchBoxes, Klean Kanteen, Semilla, People Towels, Vessel Drinkware, and Haiku Bags

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One of our goals for our first annual Zappos Earth Day was to promote an eco-friendly change in the daily habits of at least one employee. With the help of our vendors that provided and demonstrated eco-friendly options and initiatives to our employees, I believe the event successfully achieved its goal! The immense turnout of curious Zappos employees also helped promote more green awareness. We really could not have pulled this event off without the help of all of our amazing vendors –THANK YOU!

That being said, it is my personal goal to make next year’s Zappos Earth Day even more successful!

*1,300 individual offsets would be the same as 117 cars removed from the road for a year, or carbon sequestered by 128 acres of trees, or removing the harmful effects from extracting 1392 barrels of oil.

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Tweet and You Shall Receive

Zappos.com is a service company that just happens to sell shoes and we take customer service very seriously. When @RylanHamilton tweeted a suggestion about our video models (see above), the @Zappos_Video team responded in the best way possible (see response below) - with a video of course!

@RylanHamilton enjoyed the response so much that he promised to send his friends to Zappos.com! All in a day's work for Zapponians. Way to WOW video team!

Check out the @Zappos_Video video below:

 

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Surprise!

A member of the Zappos Family was recently surprised with a promotion!

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Zappos Spirit Week!

Hey everybody, it’s Zappos Spirit Week starting Monday, the 16th through Sunday the 22nd! You don’t even have to work in this office in order to play along, just wear or do the following things on the day provided:

  • Monday: WOW outfit day – Wear something that’s bound to knock someone’s socks off!
  • Tuesday: Zappos Wear ALL Blue Day – We know it’s St. Patty’s Day, but green is out this year.
  • Wednesday: Mismatch day – For those who own a striped shirt and plaid pants, now’s your day to shine!
  • Thursday: Pajama Day – So pretty much, just roll out of bed, slip on your slippers and go to work.
  • Friday: Wacky Hair Day – How wacky can you get your hair?
  • Saturday: Ugly Shoe Day – You know, those shoes you just had to buy at the time, well now you get to wear them again with pride.
  • Sunday: Sports Day – Support your favorite team.

And it that easy! Anyone can show Zappos pride, and if your boss questions you wearing your pajamas to work, simply say that it’s for Zappos Spirit Week – I’m sure they’ll understand.

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Department of WOW: Facilities!

There’s a new WOW on the block and it’s called: Department of WOW!

Have you ever had trouble choosing just one person for Wow Parking or Zappos Employee of the Week, because there were so many people in the dept that helped you out? Well, now you have a chance to recognize the whole department! Each month the winning Dept of Wow will “Pass the Torch” by selecting a new DEPT of WOW and also update the DEPT of WOW boards in 2280 & 2290.

It’s up to the nominating department that chooses the next DEPT of WOW whether they would like to appreciate the winning department further with any additional perks (i.e. Thank You card, bagel breakfast, hosted potluck, etc).

This month’s department of WOW couldn’t deserve it more. They are the ones that make sure our favorite eats are in the lunchroom, ship and receive our packages, help keep Zappos clean and our days bright.

Facilities, we salute you!

Mardi Gras Float Contest: And the Winner is.........

The Resource Desk team in CLT has officially won the Mardi Gras Float Contest for their Pirate Ship entry!!! Their attention to detail on their Float, as well as the exceptional Team Participation rocketed them to the top of the list. Great Job to Everyone who Participated, and we had a blast Judging the Competition. Check out this video to see all of the Fantastic Floats we Judged Yesterday!!

The Definition of WOW/Vanessa's Power Revealed

Today we go behind the scenes at Zappos trying to figure out what
“WOW!” is. Plus, did you know that Zappos used to do a Spanish language
soap opera? Wait for the end to find out what Vanessa’s super-hero
power is.