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Tell The Home Depot: Preserve the boreal forest

The Canadian boreal forest is the largest remaining primary forest on the planet. It stores 300 billion tons of carbon, provides habitat for threatened boreal caribou, billions of birds and a multitude of other species.

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Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes, rivers and forests; sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations.

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Accidents waiting to happen: Industrial toxic chemicals
The Freedom Industries plant in West Virginia, site of a major 2014 chemical spill into the Elk River

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Accidents waiting to happen: Industrial toxic chemicals

Across the United States, thousands of facilities use or store chemicals that are harmful to people and the environment. Many of these facilities are located along waterways, where leaks or spills pose a risk of catastrophic damage.

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I feel very lucky. I have the great fortune of doing work that allows me to overcome that sense of helplessness that can accompany seeing all of these problems in the world. And I get work alongside my role models -- the changemakers who know that what the world needs more than anything are great organizers for the right causes. Danielle Melgar, Food & Agriculture Advocate