Responsible Chemistry

Our Customers Are Growing More and More of Their Own Food

Our customers are growing more and more of their own fruits and vegetables. That’s why we edit and evolve our gardening product assortment throughout the year to ensure we are offering those brands of fertilizers, controls and soils that customers trust most for their organic garden, including Espoma, Kellogg, Dr. Earth, Nature’s Care and more. We have over 300+ products …
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Water Conservation

We’re Proud to Partner with Native Plant Programs to Protect and Preserve Clean Water

Native plants require an amount of water that is natural and subsequently sustainable in their geographic and climate region. We are proud to be the first big-box retailer that has partnered with PlantRight in California, a program that raises awareness about ways to keep invasive plant species from entering local ecosystems and collaborates with the …
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Water Conservation

We’re Helping Put Water Where it’s Needed, and Not Waste it Where it’s Not

We believe that being outside makes for healthier people. Our outdoor spaces in our own yards are nothing short of sanctuaries – where we play, rest, replenish vitamin D and even grow our own food. And an essential part of this connection with the outdoors is being able to water our lawns and gardens. We …
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Carbon Emissions

What if 80% of Your Home’s Energy Needs Were Renewable?

Finding a renewable source of energy for all the life that happens in the home is more attainable than ever. Typical solar panel systems produce nearly 80% of an average U.S. home’s annual energy needs, enabling energy independence while helping reduce utility bills. Backup home battery systems ensure energy is available when you need it …
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Circularity

We’re Working with the EPA to Ensure that Old Appliances Are Disposed of or Recycled Responsibly

Appliances play a big part in our daily lives, from the kitchen to the laundry room. We are proud to partner with the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal program, which ensures the safe recovery of refrigerants and insulative foam, the recycling of metals and the permanent retirement of old energy-inefficient appliances. RAD is a voluntary partnership …
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Carbon Emissions

Smart Technology Can Make Homes More Efficient, Economical and Environmentally Friendly

Technology has become essential to our day-to-day lives, and our homes are no exception. From smart thermostats that help reduce spikes in heating and cooling, to occupancy sensors that turn off lights on their own, smart technology can simplify home energy efficiency and help customers save money while reducing their impact on the environment.
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Carbon Emissions

Heating and Cooling Accounts for Nearly Half the Energy Costs of the Typical Home

Your home is your retreat and the biggest investment most of us will make in our lifetimes. Over time, the envelope of the home can wear out from weather and develop gaps and cracks that can begin to cause drafts and air leaks. And even without leaks, heating and cooling accounts for nearly half the …
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Responsible Chemistry

Everyone Should Be Able to Clean Their Homes Without Chemical Concerns

Everyone should be able to clean without having to worry about the products they use. That’s why we recognize EPA’s SaferChoice® program for household cleaning products that avoid chemicals of concern without sacrificing efficacy. We are also proud to recognize products certified by Cradle to Cradle and USDA Bio-Based. In 2018, we published a cleaning …
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