How Can You Become More Eco-Friendly?

The Home Depot Eco Options: environmentally friendly products for home.

As a company, The Home Depot is committed to conserving and preserving the earth's natural resources, dedicated to making communities a better place for generations to come. The Home Depot is continuing its environmental presence with the introduction of Eco Options: products that make it easy for you to make a difference, one choice at a time.

Eco Options is designed to give you environmentally friendly product options for your home and home improvement needs. Every product with the Eco Options label has less of an impact on the environment than conventional products. Specifically, Eco Options products offer one or more of the following benefits:

  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Clean Water
  • Clean Air
  • Healthy Home

It's easy to make little changes in your day-to-day life that will make a big impact on the environment.  Check out the conversations bloggers are having about how their families are becoming more eco-friendly.  Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below to share ways you are making a difference in your own home!

8 Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Home and Life

Even a drip of water on a canyon wall eventually causes great change in the structure of that canyon over time. We're all little drips in the scheme of our planet....more

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

From stringing a humble clothesline between two trees in the backyard to choosing a push mower instead of a smog inducing gas mower, these choices are available to most everyone. I am really happy with the eco-friendly stuff I was able to find at The Home Depot....more

"Mom, are you green?"

Actually, I think my little man was talking about something he saw on Sesame Street, but he really got me thinking. Are we a green house, and am I teaching my little ones how they can make a positive change in reducing our environmental impact?...more

I am seriously way more excited about this than I probably should be!

A 57-gallon rain barrel will soon be installed on the side of house and connected to our rain gutters. It's going to collect the rain and then give it back to me when I need it to water the garden. No more paying to keep the annuals alive!...more

Replacing thermostats is a fairly quick, easy project

One good way we've found to shave many dollars off the cost of a comfortable winter? Take a good look at your thermostats. We made a quick trip to The Home Depot to pick up new thermostats to work with our electric baseboard heat....more

I had a chance to go to The Home Depot to make my household a bit greener.

We already do so many “green” things in my household–recycling, cloth diapering, often just cleaning with microfiber and water (though admittedly not always), using cloth baby wipes/kitchen towels/napkins…but we can always do a little more. ...more

There are more things we can do to keep our global footprint minimal.

Last summer, we signed up for a free energy audit through our electric company. They provided us with free energy efficient light bulbs, showed us where we should insulate the attic, talked to us about insulating our basement windows and our hot water tank....more

I'm not saying it's pretty. I'm saying it's AWESOME!

We got some rain barrels on Freecycle and used them to water the garden this year, and we've been experimenting on a small scale with composting. Recently, while at The Home Depot, I chose a fluorescent lighting fixture--the shop-light kind. Now I can see every last can of tomato paste hiding behind the soups....more

It really just takes a minor change in every household to see a big difference in our planet.

We recycle. Our faucet water is just not very tasty. Therefore, it's not uncommon for us to grab a case of bottled water at the grocery store. Well, we recycle all of those bottles. I certainly hate to think that our bottles are ending up in the ocean or landfills....more

I've Always Been Environmentally Conscious in a "Waste Not, Want Not" Sort of Way.

We do all the normal things to be more environmentally friendly-keep lights and water off as much as possible, change our air filter regularly, keep the temperature moderate in cold and hot weather, use Energy Star appliances, and use more efficient light bulbs. In the past we have put plastic up around our windows to keep the heat in in the winter months and save on heating expenses....more