Marcal Small Steps – Hometown Heroes And Making A Difference

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Marcal Small Steps

It’s January, the time of year where people are making New Year’s resolutions to improve things and make a difference. Using Marcal Small Steps is one way you can make a difference in the environment.

ABOUT MARCAL SMALL STEPS

Why the name Small Steps®?

Our name is inspired by those small changes that make a big difference. Changing your paper purchases to the Small Steps® brand of eco-friendly products helps saves trees, making leaving a greener environment for future generations. In fact, if every US family switched just one of their paper purchases to Marcal® Small Steps®, together we could Save 1 Million trees!

We Believe…

Trees have a bigger job to do than simply becoming disposable paper products. By using 100% premium recycled Small Steps® brand paper products you can feel good knowing that you are helping the environment. At Marcal®, we believe that products that are good for the environment shouldn’t cost a lot.

Safe For Your Family, Safe For Your Home

Our 100% premium recycled eco-friendly products are hypoallergenic, virtually lint free, and whitened without chlorine bleaching. Small Steps® bath tissue, towels, napkins and facial tissue contain just the right combination of strength, absorbency and softness to handle every job.

I previously received samples of Marcel Small Steps products and we were impressed. All of the Marcal Small Steps products are made from 100% premium recycled paper – not trees. If every household in the U.S. replaced one package of traditional toilet paper with Marcal Small Steps, it would help save nearly one million trees. A family of four could save two trees a year (17 trees over 10 years) just by switching to paper products made from 100% recycled materials. Those are pretty awesome statistics, and here’s another. Marcal Small Steps typically sells for less than traditional paper goods that are made by cutting down trees and often contain dyes and fragrances that Marcal doesn’t use.

Marcal Small Steps is kicking off the New Year with its inaugural Small Steps for Big Change Awards which will honor hometown heroes who are making environmental differences in their communities simply by taking small steps. Five winners will be announced in April in honor of Earth Month, receiving a total of $10,000 in donations to be made in their names to environmental charities. Here’s more information about it.

80 Percent of Americans Resolve to Be Greener in 2011

Marcal Small Steps Creates Awards To Honor Hometown Green Heroes; Pledges $10,000 To Environmental Charities

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. and NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Marcal® Small Steps® today announces the launch of its inaugural Small Steps for Big Change Awards which will honor hometown heroes who are making environmental differences in their communities simply by taking small steps. Through February 25, 2011, people can nominate themselves or a hero they know at www.marcalsmallsteps.com/heroes. Five winners will be announced in April in honor of Earth Month, receiving a total of $10,000 in donations to be made in their names to environmental charities.

“The Marcal Small Steps brand is based on the philosophy that small actions can make a big environmental impact. Even something as simple as purchasing household paper products from 100% recycled paper makes a difference,” said MJ Jolda, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Marcal Small Steps. “This campaign is about honoring the everyday environmental heroes that normally fly under the radar, but are actually making a big impact in their communities and beyond.”

As we usher in a new year, Americans are resolving to be more eco-friendly. According to a survey by Opinion Research, 80 percent of Americans are planning to be greener in 2011, taking the type of small steps this program celebrates. Sixty-seven percent say they want to recycle more, 56 percent want to use more green products such as recycled paper or natural cleaning solutions, and 51 percent plan on making their home more energy efficient.

Prizes

Winners will be selected based on the creativity of their “small steps” for improving the environment, the impact of their actions and the ability to inspire other individuals to improve the environment. The prize structure follows:

· 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will have the honor to select a charity to receive $5,000 in his/her name.

· 1 FIRST PRIZE WINNER will have the honor to select a charity to receive $2,500 in his/her name.

· 1 SECOND PRIZE WINNER will have the honor to select a charity to receive $1,500 in his/her name.

· THIRD & FOURTH PRIZE WINNERS (1 each) will each have the honor to select a charity to receive $500 in his/her respective name.

Additionally, each winner and the person who nominated them will receive Marcal Small Steps paper products.

Green Judges

To kick-off the awards program, Marcal has selected five hometown heroes who embody the spirit of the Small Steps for Big Change Awards to act as judges.

· Jose Duarte – Boston, MA: As chef and owner of Taranta, a green restaurant focused on sustainability, Jose’s passion is food and the environment.

· Kathleen Margiotta – Morristown, NJ: Kathleen spearheads Morristown’s “Adopt a Spot” program. Volunteers adopt a part of the community for a year and are in charge of picking up trash, cleaning graffiti and clearing the area of weeds.

· Jennifer Newman – South Orange, NJ: Jennifer started an organic garden at Our Lady of Sorrows elementary school to provide a focus on healthy, sustainable living for the students and help the hungry of their community.

· Allison Shaewitz – Chicago, IL: With her motto of “add a little green to your daily routine,” Allison’s blog, Chicago Green Girl, offers readers easy and tangible ways to help the environment.

· Peter Stetson – Coventry, RI: A teacher at Coventry High School, Peter organized the school’s first paper and bottle recycling program.

Each judge is profiled on the Small Steps for Big Change Awards site at http://www.marcalsmallsteps.com/heroes to help raise additional awareness for their good works.

This article has not been compensated in any way. I think this information is valuable information and wanted to share it with my readers.

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3 Comments

  1. Marcal is the biggest air and water polluter in the state of New Jersey. They have been fined almost a billion dollars by the EPA, and do much more harm than good. They filed Chapter 11 to avoid paying for the clean up, and also used it as an opportunity to break their union contract. Nice guys, huh? Then when they emerged from bankruptcy, they painted themselves green. For them to claim to be a green, eco-friendly company is a joke, as well as a lie

    1. I don’t know all of the specifics, but then I’m sure few do including yourself. If what you say is the case, what better time to than emerging from chapter 11 to start over and try to build a new and improved image.

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