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Source: Riccardo Rossi

Green Hardware Store ‘TreeHouse’ Leads The Movement In Eco-Friendly Retail

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Chances are, every hardware store you’ve ever been in is a bastions of toxic products, from paint thinners loaded with methylene chloride to carpet cleaners containing perchloroethylene (“PERC”). For stores that encourage a DIY culture that theoretically would reduce one’s carbon footprint (in their own ways, these stores inspire us to renovate, improve and revive furniture and dwellings), they likely do more than their share to worsen our environments.

Which is why TreeHouse, a green home-improvement store located in Austin, Texas, is franchising with its second location opening in Dallas this Friday.