Greening The Cleaning

GTC Program Overview

 

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GTC Program Overview  
Deirdre, president and founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, worked with a team of experts at Hackensack University Medical Center, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, to develop the Greening The Cleaning® program. 
 
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       Greening The Cleaning®
In 1998, Deirdre and Don Imus founded The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer® in Ribera, New Mexico. The ranch is a pristine, non-toxic environment, serving a vegetarian, organic menu and is the first of its kind. After seeing kids thrive at the ranch, Deirdre was inspired to bring this lifestyle to another healing place: the hospital.
 
In 2001, Deirdre, founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, worked with a team of experts at Hackensack University Medical Center, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, to develop the Greening The Cleaning® program.
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GTC Mission and Objectives  
It is our mission to provide the public with cleaning products that deliver the maximum level of efficacy at the least level of toxicity.   Read more
 
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Why Using Safer Chemicals is Important
Every day, patients and workers are exposed to a wide array of chemicals in hospitals and health care facilities.  More chemicals are used in health care than in any other sector. Many of these chemicals have been shown to have a lasting negative effect on individual health, public health and the environment. Learn more
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Green Cleaning Products: Reducing Your Exposures
Conventional cleaning products can contain chemicals associated with respiratory irritation, skin and eye injury, ozone depletion, cancer, and indoor air problems. Based on state occupational injury reporting, janitorial staff have some of the highest on-the-job injury rates. Learn more
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Award-Winning Institutional Green Cleaning Products  
100% of all profits from our institutional products go to the Center for supporting the Greening The Cleaning program in addition to funding education and research to identify, control and ultimately prevent exposures in the environment that threaten our children’s health. Click here to view our award winning Greening The Cleaning® Products.
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Green Standards and Certifications for Institutional Green Cleaning Products  
When it comes to institutional cleaning products, there are many shades of "green".
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Non-Profits Helping Non-Profits  
The Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) is now playing the lead role in servicing clients of the award-winning Greening The Cleaning® Program for another non-profit organization. Read more

 

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