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DIEC's Sustainable Gift-Giving Guide

With all the shopping this holiday season comes the opportunity to support companies that make a difference.  Aftershutterstock_87694384 the gifts are unwrapped, make sure the people on your list have something they can really use and that benefits the earth.  Check out our sustainable gift-giving guide to find something for everyone on your list:
For that special mom, teacher, neighbor or friend, caters to a variety of tastes.  Salsa and organic chips, organic salad dressings, and coffee are available in multipacks and gift sets.  For all that want a healthy environment, the award-winning Greening the Cleaning® All Purpose and Glass Cleaners from will be well-used.  The All-Purpose Cleaner and Glass Cleaner are also available at supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide (for a list, see  100% of all profits go to The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer.
For a meaningful gift to anyone on your list, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® introduces a dedicated web page for making a gift in someone’s honor.  As a 501(C)(3) non-profit, we accept donations of any amount and will list your name (along with a special someone’s if requested) on our website.  All gifts help make possible our mission to identify, control and ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause adult, and especially pediatric cancer, as well as other health problems with our children.  To make a donation, follow these simple steps:
    Visit Hackensack University Medical Center’s donations page 
    Type  “Deirdre Imus Environmental Center”  in the “Designation” box on page 2. 
    Donations may be made “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” someone.  A letter will be mailed to the gift recipient if you supply the person’s address. 
    The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® will place your name (along with the “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” name if requested) on our website’s new Donor page.
Other green gift websites include: features four environmentally-responsible catalogs packed with gift ideas. Shop by catalog or by category to find just the right thing. offers great gift baskets and presents for pets, as well as grocery and personal care items. is packed with unique and functional items that support artisans and farmers in developing areas worldwide. offers recycled glass dinnerware, bamboo fiber bedding and recycled aluminum vases and candlesticks.  Gift wrapping in silk fabric is a luxurious and reusable add-on.
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