Carbon Emissions

J.D. Irving Sawmills Make the Switch to Biomass

J.D. Irving, Limited, (JDI) is an integrated forest products company based in New Brunswick, Canada. JDI forests supply The Home Depot’s eastern stores with lumber. While JDI is a leader in ecological forest management practices, they are quickly becoming a leader in clean energy. The company has begun investing in biomass boilers to aid in …
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Sustainable Forestry

J.D. Irving Sawmills Make the Switch to Biomass

When it comes to lumber production, there’s more to the process than cutting and milling. For example, in North America, construction regulations require that softwood lumber used for interior building applications have a moisture content of less than 19 percent, which means that wood must also be dried. Drying wood requires heat and energy. Historically, …
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Sustainable Forestry

Want to Help Protect Forests? Here’s how.

Trees and the products they provide are an essential part of our daily lives. None of us should have to choose between using the products we enjoy today and what we all need to preserve our tomorrow. If you want to help protect forests, choose brands that are committed to responsible forestry. P&G brands, including …
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Sustainable Forestry

Want to Help Protect Forests? Here’s How.

For every tree used to make Charmin, Bounty and Puffs, two more are regrown. Today, 100% of the virgin wood fibers P&G uses in their products are third-party certified, and recently, Charmin, Bounty, and Puffs set an ambition that by 2030, 100% will be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® , the most trusted forest …
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Project

How to Plant a Tree

Hardworking trees reduce pollution, release oxygen, and give us privacy and shade.

Sustainable Forestry

The Spread of Artificial Lighting Means Most of Us No Longer Experience Truly Dark Nights

Humans evolved to the rhythms of the natural light-dark cycle of day and night. The spread of artificial lighting means most of us no longer experience truly dark nights. Meanwhile, research suggests that nighttime artificial light can negatively affect human health, increasing risks for obesity, depression, sleep disorders, diabetes, breast cancer and more. Purchasing fully shielded …
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Sustainable Forestry

Creating Wildfire-Resilient Forests in California Helps Us All

When you walk the aisles at The Home Depot, there are many wood products that originate in forests. Forests are places of beauty, sources of wildlife habitat and inspiration. Forests are also synonymous with wildfires and devastation. Wildfires impact all of us, no matter where we live. Wildfires are not only devastating to the people …
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Sustainable Forestry

How Do You Fight Climate Change? Trees and 2x4s. Lots of Them.

Sustainable forestry has been a passion and strategy for The Home Depot for over 25 years. Over the years, we have established supply chain protocols to ensure visibility into where our products come from and to safeguard the health of these forests. One example of this is our preference for certified wood. Wood is considered …
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