CARSTAR goes green

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario — April 16, 2019 — For Earth Day this year, CARSTAR is planting trees in both its Canadian and U.S. head office locations.

The banner will be planting mature trees in Hamilton to increase their likelihood of survival. CARSTAR will also be planting trees in Charlotte along the Little Sugar Creek to help reduce flooding keep the stream cool.

“One of the founding pillars of CARSTAR is to give back to the communities we work and live in, which includes the environment,” says Michael Macaluso, president, CARSTAR. “Our aim with the April celebration of our 30th anniversary is to positively impact our head office cities, Hamilton and Charlotte, on top of our continued sustainability efforts across North America.”

Besides planting trees CARSTAR locations all over North America are doing what they can to minimize their environmental footprint. A few of CARSTAR’s conservations efforts include using recycled parts when the repair process allows, hosting community clean-up days, embracing technology to eliminate paper usage, recycling materials like tires or paint thinners, using energy efficient equipment like specialized spray guns and even installing new LED lighting to reduce energy consumption, among others.

“As a small business owner, it really is a no brainer for us to implement energy efficient systems into our store because it saves us money while also reducing our carbon footprint,” says Dennis Carlini, owner of CARSTAR Windsor, CARSTAR Express Tecumseh Road West, CARSTAR Chatham, and CARSTAR LaSalle.

“I am definitely not the only CARSTAR storeowner incorporating steps like recycling parts or installing energy-efficient lighting into the repair process because it really just makes sense for our business and the environment.”

The CARSTAR tree planting is a part of the yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary in North America.

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