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A Message from Deirdre Imus, Summer 2007

Welcome to the Summer Newsletter

Dear Friends,

With summer here, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and some relaxation, whether it’s at a tranquil beach or city park. Wherever your travels lead, take along a book or two (like my new Green This! Vol. 1: Greening Your Cleaning) and some safer bug spray (see our Did You Know? article). 100% of all profits from the book go to the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer.

As the school year winds down for many families, we are looking for green tips that make your everyday life work. Whether they’re for your kids, home, neighborhood or workplace, we’d love to hear from you. Send in your suggestion via the “Contact Us” section of our website, and it just may be included in one of my upcoming Green This! books. If you’d like to introduce Greening the Cleaning® products into your home, you may now find our Laundry Detergent in a store near you. After years of testing on the Imus Ranch, and in hospitals and other facilities across the country, we’ve found the perfect formula combining efficacy and safer, non-toxic ingredients. As always, send us your product stories. We’d love to hear from you.

As Greening the Cleaning® spreads across the country, so does interest in green building and design. Last fall, we partnered with the Boriken health center in East Harlem, New York. By purchasing a building across the street, this health care center will create the opportunity to serve the community with cutting-edge health care and technology. Our Center’s role is to help Boriken become the first “green” healthcare facility in New York City, building upon our work with the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Thank you to York Avenue Preschool and its affiliate, Gymtime in New York City, which hosted a May fundraiser for the Center ( and With activities for the kids and fun for all, the event raised a generous amount to expand our Center’s programs. Many thanks to Pace University as well for granting me an honorary doctoral degree of Humane Letters at its May commencement. The study of children, their health and well-being is the most worthwhile I know. I was also honored in May with the Rachel Carson Award from the National Audubon Society.

All of us at the Center wish you a relaxing, rejuvenating, and healthy summer.

My best,


Deirdre Imus

President and Founder



Ms. Imus is also co-founder and co-director with husband, Don Imus, of The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, a 501(c)(3) not for profit. The authentic 4,000 acre working cattle ranch in northern New Mexico 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). For more on Deirdre Imus, click here.

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