Greening The Cleaning

Silver Hill Hospital Adopts Greening the Cleaning® Program

silver_hillHackensack, NJ, April 14, 2008 – Silver Hill Hospital located in New Canaan, Connecticut, took a step toward a cleaner environment with the adoption of the award-winning Greening the Cleaning® program from The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.

Greening the Cleaning® means eliminating to the greatest extent possible, all cleaning agents containing hazardous ingredients and replacing them with naturally-derived ingredients with the least level of toxicity. One hundred percent of all profits from the institutional products go to the Environmental Health Center for supporting education and research to identify, control and ultimately prevent toxic exposures in the environment that threaten our children's health. 

“Our Greening the Cleaning® program makes a difference not just in the indoor environment, but in the way we think about the environment around us. We applaud Silver Hill Hospital for taking this important step to make a greener, brighter future," said Deirdre Imus, founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® . The Environmental Health Center is part of Hackensack University Medical Center, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in New Jersey, where the program originated.

Silver Hill Hospital joins hundreds of businesses, schools, healthcare facilities and government agencies that have adopted the program since its inception in 2001.

“The Greening the Cleaning® products perform as well as or better than our previous cleaning products. It was an easy decision to go green and improve our environment,” said Elizabeth Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Silver Hill Hospital. Inspired by the award-winning institutional program, the Greening the Cleaning® household line is available in stores nationwide, as well as from One hundred percent of all profits go to the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit.

Unlike most cleaning products sold today, Greening the Cleaning® products list all ingredients right on the label. These products are made from natural or naturally-derived ingredients, are readily biodegradable, and contain no phosphates, and no known or suspected human carcinogens, mutagens or teratogens.

Ms. Imus is also co-founder and co-director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, an authentic 4,000 acre working cattle ranch in northern New Mexico, which provides the experience of the American cowboy to children suffering from cancer and various blood diseases, as well as to children who have lost a brother or sister to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Founded in 1931, Silver Hill Hospital is a nationally recognized, independent, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital. Silver Hill Hospital provides patients with diagnosis and treatment of the full range of psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Silver Hill is distinct in offering a full continuum of care with both inpatient treatment as well as longer-stay residential Transitional Living Programs.

Media contacts:

Bonnie Eskenazi
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®

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