The Home Depot®’s Eco Options program features several ways consumers can “go green” on Earth Day by using environmentally friendly and cost-efficient products.
Going green means living an eco-conscientious lifestyle that considers your environment through small, meaningful steps that can both save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
In 2015, Home Depot helped consumers save more than $700 million in home utility costs.
Visit the home improvement retailer’s website and take its home efficiency audit to discover minor changes that can make a big difference in your home.
Water Conservation Starts With You
Did you know that toilets are the primary source of water use in the home?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s WaterSense program has partnered with Home Depot to offer products that can save you money, conserve energy and have less of an effect on the environment.
You can upgrade the following household products to reduce water usage:
- Outdoor hoses
- Shower heads
Create A Healthier Home
The EPA’s Safer Choice label follows strict guidelines for human and environmental health criteria. Currently, the label can be found on 2,000-plus products that meet these standards.
Home Depot carries an array of cleaning products to keep your home free of harsh chemicals and toxins on Earth Day. The retailer has learned about the relationship between insecticides and the decline in honey bees, for example.
Set yourself up for success by using rewards and gifts that work for your partners.
The company has also committed to working with alternative growers of live plants and partners that produce fertilizer to ensure it continues their support of the Green Chemistry initiative.
Some of the beneficial aspects of recycling include:
- Creating new jobs in manufacturing and recycling
- Cutting down on greenhouse emissions that contribute to climate change
- Reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills
- Saving energy
What Can You Accomplish By Going Green?
While it might seem overwhelming to go green, the positive effect your actions can have will be noticeable almost immediately.
For instance, by eating locally sourced organic foods, you can enjoy fresher, better tasting products that likely feature less packaging and processing compared to many products found on grocery store shelves.
Additionally, choosing alternative modes of transportation may help slow global warming and reduce your carbon footprint. Why not walk, ride a bike, take a train or bus to your next destination? And if you must drive, carpool with friends or family.
Cost Savings Abound
Eco Options is designed to help customers take advantage of the cost savings opportunities at their fingertips. The program’s website provides efficiency audits, coupons and a rebate finder.
You can also purchase digital or plastic gift cards, reload an existing card, check your gift card balance or redeem a gift card.
By embracing a green lifestyle on Earth Day and beyond, you become accountable for your actions and environment.
To begin applying more environmentally friendly techniques to your daily life, visit the Eco Options website.