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Packing in a Purpose: Sustainable Product Packaging

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No matter the size or material, The Home Depot knows product packaging isn’t just about protecting the product—it’s also about protecting the environment. Through material experimentation, size configuration and good old-fashioned teamwork, engineers at The Home Depot are giving product packaging the attention it needs in the pursuit of sustainability.

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The Home Depot is making strides to ensure more environmentally friendly materials make up its packaging.

The Homer Fund: Taking Care of Our People Through Tough Times

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2020 brought many unexpected and life-changing events, from the COVID-19 pandemic to a seemingly endless lineup of natural disasters. Through it all, The Homer Fund — a nonprofit charity funded by contributions from The Home Depot associates, for associates — offered support during times of need.

Operation Surprise: Giving Back in 2020

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Face coverings. Social distancing. Staying home for the holidays.

In a year that required all of us to reimagine our every day, Operation Surprise changed, too. For the first time ever, The Home Depot Foundation expanded the annual campaign to reach not only veterans, but frontline workers like first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, those facing food insecurity and more.

Operation Surprise: Team Depot Captain Tracy J.

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Meet Tracy Jefferson, a Team Depot District Community Captain and Home Depot Store Manager of the Harahan, Louisiana store. Tracy lives our values in the aisles and through her disaster relief and COVID-19 volunteer work. 

During Operation Surprise, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, takes action and supports communities in need.  

Military Veteran Spotlight: Jabarr B.

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During our season of giving back through The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot.

Jabarr Bean is a veteran who served as an Infantry Captain during his time in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2004. Today, he’s a regional vice president at The Home Depot.

Military Veteran Spotlight: Ashley J.

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During The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot. 

Ashley Jackson is a Home Depot associate, college senior and member of the Army National Guard. 

Military Spouse Spotlight: Jennifer H.

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During The Home Depot Foundation’s Operation Surprise campaign, we’re celebrating our brave service men and women by spotlighting the military members in our orange family. In the coming weeks, former and active-duty military and spouses share their stories and career experiences working at The Home Depot.

Jennifer Hollenbeck is a Home Depot associate, military spouse and mother of four. While her husband serves in the Air Force, she has built a career at The Home Depot.

Circular Economy: Transforming Trash Into Treasure

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As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While it’s easy to apply this to antiques, souvenirs and keepsakes, it can also translate to sustainable practices.  

Businesses and Educators Come Together to Transform the High School Experience

Words by Maggie Kohn
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Four years ago, things did not look good for Banneker High School in Fulton County, Georgia, about 15 miles south of Atlanta.

It was performing in the bottom 5 percent of all schools in the state. Six out of 10 students did not graduate. Teacher retention was abysmal, and an estimated 97 percent of students lived in poverty. The future for many of the students was bleak, and they knew it.

U.S. Businesses Push Back Against China Trade Policy

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
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The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals. After losing the lobbying battle to stave off this latest round, these companies are going public with their protests, hoping to encourage a rollback by taking a collective stand against a policy that hits their bottom line.

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