Merchant Q&A: Behind the Scenes in the Cleaning Aisle

If there’s one department at The Home Depot that everyone knows, it’s the Cleaning aisle because almost every project under the sun begins and ends with cleaning. At The Home Depot, shoppers can find cleaning tools such as trash bags, brooms, buckets and mops in a department we call Indoor Garden. It may not be …
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Responsible Chemistry

Repelling Mosquitoes Naturally

When the weather warms up, everyone wants to be in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, it also attracts unwanted guests: mosquitoes. Summer is the season of these annoying little bloodsuckers, and they bring a host of issues. Nobody enjoys their bites, which cause itchiness and skin irritation, but that’s often the least of your worries. Mosquitoes …
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Sustainable Forestry

Q&A with Christopher Kelley, Featured Associate for The Home Depot #SustainabilitySquad

Each month, we sit down with members of the Sustainability Squad to learn more about their inspiration and motivation and the individual Eco Actions. This month, we’re talking to Christopher Kelley, an Asset Protection Auditor at the Perris, CA, Direct Fulfillment Center and a member of The Home Depot community for nearly six years. Recently, …
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Water Conservation

Merchant Q&A: New Faucets Save More than Water

Today’s kitchen faucets, bath faucets and showerheads are designed to help save water, even when the tap is on. But that’s just one of many new eco-friendly innovations you’ll find in aisles of The Home Depot. To learn more about these new kitchen and bath products and other eco-friendly innovations in the product pipeline, we’ve …
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Carbon Emissions

The Home Depot Recognized by ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

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. The Home Depot has been recognized for the 12th time as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its contributions to energy conservation through customer education and promoting ENERGY STAR …
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Responsible Chemistry

Q&A with Chris Waits, Merchandising Vice President for Paint at The Home Depot

From improved paint formulations to evolving color palettes and even the cans themselves, a lot has happened in the Paint Department at the The Home Depot over the last decade. No one knows this better than Chris Waits, Vice President of Merchandising for Paint. EA: Welcome to Eco Actions, Chris. What is it like to …
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Responsible Chemistry

Q&A with Mike Swanson, Merchant for Outside Garden, Soils and Mulch

What flour is to baking, soil is to growing. And good gardeners are particular about their soil. They care as much about what’s not in it as what is. After all, growing is a process, and as with baking, there’s more than one way to bake a cake. One person who knows the ins and …
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Q&A with Michael Parent, Featured Associate for The Home Depot #SustainabilitySquad

Within The Home Depot, there is a large contingency of eco-conscious associates. They call themselves the Sustainability Squad, and they are living proof that Eco Actions make a difference. They are living a DIY sustainability lifestyle. Each month, we sit down with members of the Sustainability Squad to learn more about their inspiration and motivation …
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