Next Stop, Home Depot

With a record of converting the corporate, the Rainforest Action Network eyes its biggest quarry

Most American consumers know better than to buy ivory, or ashtrays made from gorilla paws, or tuna caught in nets that are not "dolphin free." But when they stop by Kinko's for stationery or Home Depot for plywood, will they ask themselves, "Is this old-growth free?"

This week, in 70 cities from Anchorage, Alaska, to Athens, Ga., environmentalists plan to stage a "Day of Action" by picketing Home Depot, the mammoth building-supply chain (sales last year: $24 billion). Customers will be offered "rain forest tours" through the store, spotlighting products made with trees from pristine, old-growth forests around the world: dowels...

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