Since 2009, The Home Depot Canada has conducted an annual Green Home Index, developed by Environics Research. Based on five questions, the Index tracks Canadian attitudes and behaviours to measure progress toward making households better for the environment.
By gauging consumers' attitudes and actions toward greening their homes, The Home Depot Canada can assess the areas where its customers need the most help and make it easy for them to learn how to make a difference.
2011 Index Reveals Reduced Environmental Efforts at Home The 2011 Index assigned Canadians a 54.7 out of 100 rating for environmental actions taken at home, down 1.9 points from 2010.
While the national score has declined for the second consecutive year, the results reveal a notable link between going green, the influence of individual social networks, and for the second year in a row, the Canadian economy.
How The Home Depot Canada is Helping Taking action does not just involve large projects, such as buying energy efficient appliances or installing insulation. Homeowners can also make small changes that can have a big impact by:
Choosing energy efficient light bulbs
Choosing Eco Options cleaning products
Turning down the heat to reduce electricity consumption
Using reusable shopping bags
From knowledgeable in-store associates to online tools and over 2,400 Eco Options products, The Home Depot Canada is helping Canadians improve their homes by making better choices for the environment and their wallets.