Macerich is sharply focused on sustainability as a long-term, fully integrated business approach. Our goal is simple: Create a healthy environment for our employees, tenants, guests and communities and sustain this environment for future generations.

Today we are committed to doing even more — to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water consumption, and waste generation by 10 percent by 2020.  For more information click here.

What We’re Doing at The Oaks
  • March, 2017  The Oaks is the country's first BREEAM USA In-Use certified building  Click here for details
  • In 2014, the center installed 6,131 solar panels that produces 1,594kw of power. That is enough energy saved to power 222 homes for one year! 
  • Our Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars and Segways often in lieu of vehicles powered by gas, thereby reducing the use (gas) of one mobile vehicle by approximately 20 percent.
  • Many of our retailers now offer shoppers the option of reusable bags.
  • We use green cleaning products at our center wherever and whenever possible.
  • The center has implemented new lighting protocols that allow us to minimize our energy use and lower our carbon footprint without any impact on the shopping experience.
  • Our center has a recently upgraded HVAC system that minimizes our energy usage and lowers our carbon footprint.
  • Recycling bins are located throughout the property for both guests and retailers to separate paper, plastic and glass from trash.
  • More than 800 tons of cardboard is recycled each year from cardboard boxes and other shipping materials.
  • Printer toners and ink cartridges are recycled and sent to Hero Appreciation Network (HAN), which receives a $2 donation for each cartridge received.
  • Furniture and fixtures are refinished or redeployed to charities and other organizations whenever possible.
  • Outdated promotional materials are recycled with our local printer and reused whenever possible.
  • The center’s Management Office now uses filtered water in favor of bottled water.
  • Thermostats in the mall offices have been regulated to save energy while still providing a comfortable environment.



Sustainable Events

Farmers Market

Join Us at the Thousand Oaks Farmers' Market every Thursday! Now through December 12 12:00-5:00pm Ea...

Now through December 19, 2019 >

Parking Options at The Oaks

VALET SMS Valet, the first fully ticketless solution, is now available. To use, simply check in at o...

Now through February 29, 2020 >


Now Available at Paper Source

Introducing Balloon Spot by Paper Source. Paper Source is launching a large selection of balloons to...

Now through December 31, 2019 >

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast

Girl Scouts Storytime

Girl Scouts Storytime at The Oaks! First Monday of every month at 10:30am Enjoy music, stories and c...

Now through December 31, 2019 >