Circularity

Christmas Tree Recycling: An Eco Action with a Big Impact

It’s Christmastime, but it doesn’t really feel like the holiday season until you’ve put up your Christmas tree. If you prefer a live tree, you’re in good company: According to the National Christmas Tree Association, nearly 21 million trees were purchased for last year’s holiday season. Alas, what comes up must come down, and that …
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Sustainable Forestry

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees: From Their Family to Yours

The Home Depot is the nation’s largest seller of fresh-cut Christmas trees. Despite the enormity of the operation, it’s still possible to put a face with your holiday tree. That’s because The Home Depot sources trees from a network of growers, many of whom are family farms that work exclusively with The Home Depot. If …
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Carbon Emissions

Top Five Tips for Holiday Energy Conservation

The holidays can be a time of great joy and celebration. From the lights to the tree, from the travel to the frosty temperatures, the holidays can also lead to spikes in utility costs and energy consumption. The Home Depot and Eco Actions want you to enjoy the holidays without worrying about your carbon footprint …
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Sustainable Forestry

Merchant Q&A: How The Home Depot Sources Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Home Depot sells millions of live Christmas trees to holiday shoppers. It’s an enormous production, one that involves a lot of cultivation and coordination by The Home Depot’s live goods team. As a leader of that team, Dan Stuppiello is actively involved in the growing of Christmas trees …
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Carbon Emissions

Go LED this Holiday Season to Save Energy and Cut Utility Costs

If you’re looking for a way to make your holidays more sustainable and more affordable, then consider making the switch from incandescent to LED holiday lights this year. Whether you have modest holiday visions, or you like to light up the neighborhood, the lights you use can make a real difference in your carbon footprint …
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Responsible Chemistry

Bell Nursery Is The Home Depot’s 2022 Environmental Partner of the Year

Each fall, The Home Depot releases its annual list of the most innovative products to hit its shelves, both in-store and online. Each year, in conjunction with these Innovation Awards, The Home Depot honors suppliers in several other categories, including the Environmental Partner of the Year. This year, that prestigious title went to Bell Nursery …
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Carbon Emissions

Eco Actions Guide to Ecofriendly Holiday Gifts

The holidays are a perfect time to give the gift of green and with a year full of product innovations, there is no shortage of new products to help. With Eco Actions on your side, giving greener is even easier. Whether you’re shopping for the gardener, techie, energy-efficiency expert or do-it-yourselfer, this Ecofriendly Holiday Gift …
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Carbon Emissions

Green Guide: Choosing a Holiday Tree

The Home Depot sells both fresh-cut and artificial trees, and each type of tree has its advantages. Likewise, no matter which you prefer, there are choices you can make that reduce the carbon footprint associated with your holiday tree. In fact, one of the most critical decisions you can make is not which tree you …
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