Sustainable Forestry

Merchant Q&A: Sourcing Better Building Products

For a lot of people, The Home Depot is synonymous with lumber. When they think of The Home Depot, they picture the big, orange, cantilevered racks stacked with wood products. After all, so many home improvement projects involve a trip to the lumber aisle. Recently, we sat down with Katie Hunt, Associate Merchant for Lumber …
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Carbon Emissions

This Weatherproofing Campaign Has Our Seal of Approval

­­Winter is officially here, and with winter comes low temperatures and high energy bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and with the help of the See, Feel, Seal campaign – and a talking seal – you’ll be on your way to saving money, the electrical grid and the planet. How? Through air-sealing. …
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Water Conservation

The Home Depot Brings WaterSense to the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It’s also home to one of the world’s most diverse and abundant collections of aquatic life. The Georgia Aquarium contains over 100 different aquatic habitats and holds more than 10 million gallons of water. All that water makes it an ideal space to …
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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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