Home Depot To Introduce "Green" Labeling

Home Depot is hopping on the Walmart CFL bandwagon with a new label that will help consumers make “less of an impact on the environment and empowers them to help make a difference in their own homes,”according to a Home Depot Press Release. How does this affect you? They’re giving away a bunch of free CLF light bulbs on Earth Day.
From the New York Times:

Home Depot today will introduce a label for nearly 3,000 products, like fluorescent light bulbs that conserve electricity and natural insect killers, that promote energy conservation, sustainable forestry and clean water.

The initiative — which is expected to include 6,000 products by 2009, representing 12 percent of the chain’s sales — would become the largest green labeling program in American retailing and could persuade competitors to speed up their own plans.

We think this is nice and helpful. Yes, sometimes that does happen. —MEGHANN MARCO

Home Depot to Display an Environmental Label [NYT]