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Strides in Sustainable Forestry

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Helping protect endangered forests while also ensuring timber for future generations is part of The Home Depot’s commitment to the environment. Since establishing a Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999, the company became the first national retailer to carry Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC) wood.

Watch the video to see  why creating sustainable forestry initiatives is so important.

Practical Ways to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

By Fernando Icaza
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Fernando Icaza is studying Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School.  He participated in the Carbon Reduction Challenge, at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, funded by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee and the Scheller College Dean's Innovation Fund.  The Challenge is an affiliated project of the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain.

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Fernando Icaza is studying Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School.  He participated in the Carbon Reduction Challenge, at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, funded by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee and the Scheller College Dean's Innovation Fund.  The Challenge is an affiliated project of the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain.

The Home Depot Strengthens Forestry Protection and Improves Chemical Standards in 2017 Responsibility Report

Company achieved an “A-”score by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
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The Home Depot® is increasing its protection of High Conservation Value Forests and tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) by not accepting any wood products from The Amazon (South America) and Congo (Africa) Basins, unless Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
 

Talk with Green Guy Show - Richard Hanson of Georgia Water Tanks and Eriqah Vincent of National Wildlife Federation

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Honoring a Fallen Soldier and His Family

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On one of the coldest March mornings in recent memory, more than 30 Team Depot volunteers from District 278 (Fairfax, Va.) were gathered inside and outside of a home, swinging hammers and painting walls.

They were transforming the home of Navy veteran Marty Bodrog, the first victim of the September 13 Washington Navy Yard shooting.

Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation announce 2014 Repair Corps program

The Home Depot Foundation donating $2.7 million in 2014, bringing its support of Habitat’s Repair Corps program to $6.2 million to date; Organizations to repair and construct homes in partnership with 180 veterans
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ATLANTA, January 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot® Foundation today announced Habitat’s 2014 Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help repair, renovate or construct homes in partnership with U.S. military veterans and their families. Up to 20 Habitat affiliates across the country will participate in Repair Corps this year, working alongside the veterans and their families to improve their homes.

The Home Depot Foundation Kicks Off Season of Giving by Saluting Veterans, Donating Up To $100,000 to Operation Homefront

Foundation to donate $1 to Operation Homefront for every tweet using #TeamDepot between #GivingTuesday and New Year’s Eve
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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Home is a special part of the holiday season, but for the more than 3 million veterans living with a service-connected disability and the nearly 60,000 veterans who are homeless, home can be a challenge during the holidays and throughout the year. To help ensure our nation’s veterans have a safe place to call home, The Home Depot® Foundation will donate up to $100,000 to Operation Homefront this holiday season.

Doing More… A Lot More!

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By: Kelly Caffarelli, President of The Home Depot Foundation

I’ve heard people say you can do anything for a day, a month, a year.  At The Home Depot Foundation, not only can we do anything for two months, we can do a lot!  From September 11 through November 11, thousands of our associates worked across the country on volunteer projects benefiting veterans.  The grand finale was in St. Louis on Veterans Day, when we had 300 associates repairing, painting and planting at the homes of 28 veterans.

Caring for a veteran? Check this out!

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At The Home Depot Foundation, we are working daily toward our mission to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. But we also recognize, that housing is just one of the many challenges that veterans face when they complete their service – and there are many hidden heroes out there providing care to veterans in need.

Caregivers for our nation’s veterans often face unexpected challenges as they care for loved ones with physical and emotional scars. We have partnered with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation to support veteran caregivers.

Celebration of Service: Report from the Fields' Home

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On September 5, we launched our 3rd Annual Celebration of Service.  Since the launch, Team Depot volunteers have participated in nearly 100 projects benefiting veterans, caregivers and their families. Below is a first-person report from volunteer Chris Giallanza, who participated in his first Celebration of Service project on September 19th in Cincinnati.

The only thing more impressive than Team Depot’s accomplishments in a single day are those of the veterans we help, which was once again made clear on a rainy September day in Cincinnati.

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