The City of Chesterfield recently recognized Home Depot for their contributions to sustainability initiatives by giving them the Citizens Committee for the Environment’s Green Team Award.
The all-volunteer committee organizes several environmentally friendly events throughout the year, such as Earth Day and American Recycles Day, and recognized the Home Depot in Chesterfield for their participation in these activities for the last several years during a city council meeting Feb. 20.
The Home Deport collected CFL and fluorescent light bulbs and tool battery packs for recycling at these events, the most recent of which was so popular that the city organized a second day to accommodate a surge in turnout.
Committee member Ken Denson said Home Depot also helped in the project to repair the Riparian Trail in Chesterfield Central Park and described the company as a “key partner. Home Depot Store Manager John Marshall and Pro Desk Supervisor Bill Baldwin were on hand Feb. 20 to accept the award.
According to a press release from the city, recipients of the "Green Team" emblem from the CCE are distinguished in their outstanding or innovative environmental efforts. They have educated and facilitated change by encouraging the reduction, reuse or recycling of solid waste materials destined for landfills; and/or helped enhance native/natural world conservation. Home Depot is the 53rd recipient of this award from the Committee.
The Citizens Committee for the Environment is a volunteer committee of the City of Chesterfield and has been in existence for 23 years.