17 October 2011

Green Living: Marcal Small Steps Giveaway

Respecting the environment comes as a natural thing to do in my family.  I wasn't raised as a "hippy" but rather, my parents came from a time and a place where you were careful to not waste the paper you wrote on, to be careful about how much paper towels and toilet paper you used because it cost money and was made from trees which don't grow back instantly.  Also, in my family, we recycle because why wouldn't we?

So, because of that, certain brands and the Green Living idea in general are important to me.

That being said, I was recently given a box of Marcal Small Steps products to review.  

All of their products are priced reasonably and coupons are easy to obtain.  Around me, they can be purchased at several nearby major grocery stores.  For a place near you, check out Marcal Small Steps Store Locator

I have actually been using their products for years and have recommended them to numerous friends and family members.

Because I already actually have enough of their products, I am donating a roll of paper towels and a box of tissues to my older daughter's classroom.  The napkins are used by my moustached Tato and my two ladies-in-training (my daughters). 

Now, to the fun part.  I am having a giveaway.  One winner will receive a package from Marcal Small Steps just like the one above.  The package will include:

  • 2 packs of Facial Tissues (Chusteczka)
  • 2 rolls of Paper Towels (Recznik Papierowy in Polish)
  • A 100-count pack of Dinner Napkins (Serwetka)
  • A 250-count pack of everyday Napkins (again, Serwetka)
  • A roll of Toilet Paper and a 4-pack of Toilet Paper (Papier Toaletowy)

To enter, you can do the following:
  •  Follow me on Twitter
  • Like Polish Mama on the Prairie on Facebook
  • tweet about this giveaway (be sure to add @PolPrairieMama in your tweet so that I see it)
  • Share the giveway link on Facebook (be sure to tag Polish Mama on the Prairie so that I can see it)
  • Leave a comment below telling us either a green living tip or why the environment is important to you.  This one is my favorite idea because I always love hearing about green living tips and stories about why the environment is important to someone. 
  • If you have a blog, you could mention my giveaway (and maybe comment about Polish Mama on the Prairie) on your blog and leave a link to your post in the comments below.  

Each is worth one entry.

Also, while you are on Facebook and Twitter, you could follow Marcal Small Steps and let them know I sent you (this will not count as an entry).  Their brand embassador, Lindsay, constantly posts interesting, informative and fun content, such as tips to save energy, sites for recycling different products, green cleaning, etc.  They also do lots of great promotions.

This contest is only open to US residents (sorry, my international friends!  Maybe another time).

One winner will be chosen by random.org on October 24th, 2011 at midnight.
Disclosure: I was compensated for all my Nestle Family posts. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Disclosure: I was given the package shown above for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


    queenesther24 said...

    hey kasia! when God made the earth, He commanded us to take care of it-it's His creation & it rocks! i recycle glass bottles & jars by covering them with polymer clay & turning them into art pieces! things like Pringles' cans make great candle molds-papertowel rolls are awesome telescopes-toilet paper rolls make groovy maraccas, you get the picture! it's trash to treasure, baby! ;D

    JustOneMama said...

    I follow you on Twitter

    JustOneMama said...

    I like Polish Mama on FB as Mandi Sronce aka JustOneMama

    JustOneMama said...

    I tweeted about your giveaway

    JustOneMama said...

    I shared your giveaway on facebook as Mandi Sronce aka JustOneMama

    JustOneMama said...

    I think being environmentally friendly has been cultivated in me from a young age...I have my mother's canvas "save a tree" shopping bag that is older than I am. I remember eating organic food when no one else knew what organic meant...admittedly I have fallen away from that green upbringing but I am taking steps to changing that...we use unpaper towels, cloth diapers, re-usable shopping bags, and chemical free household cleansers (mostly homemade)

    momphotographer said...

    From your giveway package only toilet paper is what we use.lol
    I do not use napkins or paper towels. We use reusable towels. Cheaper and of course more green. I used to use Clorox disinfecting wipes but I stopped a while ago.
    I stopped using bleach as well. Instead I use baking soda. In addition I make my own loundry detergent, shampoo, hair conditioner, and body lotions which are much less toxic to environment and to human body. I reuse glass jars, plastic bags and metal cans. I wish I could grow my own food (veggies and meat) but maybe in a future. Now we live in a small apartment with no place to grow things. Actually we grow tomatoes in pots, and a few herbs but that's far from our dream. We recycle plastic bottles and soda cans. I do not throw the fat I fry in to the sink. I normally put it in a jar (which I keep in the freezer until is full). When the jar is full I throw it to the dumpster. The point is that the fat is not going to the sink... and further.
    The cool thing is that we compost our food waste and keep it in a worm bin. This year we harvested first soil from it.

    Have a great day, Kasia!

    Hyacynth said...

    We use canvas bags when we shop, and we also try to buy local and in season. :)

    Megryansmom said...

    We recycle heavily. Our recycling bin is always filled to the brim and our trash is less than 1/2 full.


    Megryansmom said...

    I follow you on Twitter

    Megryansmom said...

    and also on FB