Green Tips from Marcal®

  • Fresh, Not Frozen

    Buy fresh foods instead of frozen – Frozen food uses 10 times more energy to produce.

  • Saving Water

    Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

  • Stay Local

    Buy local fruits and veggies for your house. Wash your fruits and veggies in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  • Fertilize

    Save your coffee grinds. You can reuse them for fertilizer for indoor and outdoor plants!

  • Drop the Bottle

    Drink water from the tap instead of buying single-use bottled water, which requires much more energy to produce, store and transport. It also helps keep bottles out of the landfill.

  • Drop the Weight

    Keep a clean car…If you don’t need it, don’t haul it around. Extra weight decreases your gas mileage.

  • Coffee Mug

    Bring a coffee mug to work instead of using paper or plastic cups for your morning pick me up.

  • A Bright Idea

    Turning off the lights when leaving a room will save energy as well as money.

  • Junk Mail

    Save the trees while you fight junk mail! Sign up to stop excessive junk mail and help to reduce deforestation.

  • Reusable Bottles

    Buy a reusable bottle to take with you on the go, so you can always refill it from a tap and avoid buying bottled water.

  • Off Peak

    Try to use major appliances during off peak hours to save some green!

  • Run When Full

    Only run the dishwasher when it is full. By doing so you can save 100 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

  • Recycled Paper

    Use recycled paper products. Switch your home and business paper products to 100 percent recycled paper.

  • Teach Your Family

    Make a resolution to save more water. One small step is teaching your family to turn off the water in between brushing teeth.

  • Shorten The Shower

    Save water, shorten your shower by a minute or two, and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

  • Keeping Clean Green

    Replace toxic home cleaners with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.

  • Fix Your Fixtures

    Check out your bathroom. Use low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets.

  • Unplug

    Unplug your cell phone charger from the wall when not using it. Turn off energy strips and surge protectors when not in use (especially overnight).

  • Buy Recycled

    Buy products that use recyclable materials whenever possible.

  • Paper Recycling

    Recycle your paper…we use it for good!