Responsible Chemistry

Q&A with The Home Depot’s Senior Director for Sustainability, Candace Rodriguez

In March of 2022, The Home Depot sustainability team welcomed a new Senior Director, Candace Rodriguez. No stranger to the orange apron, Candace has been with the company for 20 years serving as Associate General Counsel and as Divisional Merchandising Manager of Building Materials for Private Brands. We’ve invited Candace to Eco Actions to learn …
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Water Conservation

Merchant Q&A: The Best Toilets for Water Savings and Performance

When it comes to saving money and conserving resources at home, toilets are an underrated source. One person who knows all about the impact of a high-efficiency toilet is Patty Stoffelen. As the Merchant for Toilets and Toilet Seats at The Home Depot, Patty has likely bought, studied and tested more toilets than anyone in …
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Carbon Emissions

Q&A with The Home Depot’s Director of Energy Management, Craig D’Arcy

Recently, The Home Depot announced its most ambitious carbon goal to date: pledging to reach 100% renewable electricity for its facilities by 2030. One of the architects of that goal is Craig D’Arcy, Director of Energy Management* for The Home Depot. We’ve invited Craig to Eco Actions to talk about the commitment and role his …
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Circularity

Say Hello to the First 100% Recyclable Paint Can from Behr Paint Company

Over the years, paint formulas have steadily evolved, yielding a wide assortment of high-performing, low and zero VOC products. While the products have improved, the containers have not. Anyone who has embarked on a DIY paint project can relate to the inevitable struggle that is disposing of old paint and paint cans. First, there’s the …
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Circularity

Packaging Q&A: Engineering Better Packaging

Product packaging has come under a lot of environmental scrutiny in the last decade. Packaging is in a difficult position – it’s both critical and temporary. No one knows more about this conundrum than Greg Fornasiero, Director of Packaging Engineering at The Home Depot. We’ve asked Greg to talk to Eco Actions about what The …
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Carbon Emissions

Merchant Q&A: EcoSmart LED Bulbs Offer New Options for Saving Energy

One of the easiest ways to make your home more sustainable is by switching to LED light bulbs. If you’re new to LEDs, you’ve picked a great time to make the switch. LED technology continues to improve and expand so that these energy-efficient bulbs are better, smarter and brighter than ever. That is certainly true …
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Carbon Emissions

The Home Depot Wins 2022 ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence

For the 11th time, The Home Depot has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its partnership with ENERGY STAR. Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. “We exceeded …
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Responsible Chemistry

Merchant Q&A: Better Options for Organic Gardens

It’s the busy season for The Home Depot’s outdoor garden department, and no one knows that better than Matt Elsey. He’s the Product Merchant in charge of fertilizer and seed. We’ve asked Matt to give Eco Actions some insight into the best options for organic gardeners. EA: How big is organic gardening at The Home …
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