The Home Depot Foundation just announced that it will donate $30 million in financial and in-kind support, technical resources and training to establish a foundation of green building expertise for Habitat for Humanity International.
The initiative will provide funding and resources to help make a minimum of 5,000 homes built by Habitat affiliates more energy efficient and sustainable.
The Home Depot Foundation’s Partners in Sustainable Building program will provide energy-efficient and sustainable building resources for approximately 17 percent of single- and multi-family homes built by Habitat over the next five years.
And, reports Habitat for Humanity, building a home to these standards can create significant savings in annual energy bills for families who live in Habitat-built homes.
Well, all stores are not fortunate enough to have foundations, but perhaps there is something your shop can donate to a green cause in your community.
You and your employees could participate in a community-wide clean-up project. If yours is a garden store, you could donate seeds to a community garden. If there are Habitat homes going up in your community, perhaps you could take coffee and doughnuts to the workers one morning. Every little bit helps.