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The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center Is Leading Healthcare Sustainability

Top25GreenWe’ve been busy keeping toxins out of our hospital campus.  Here are a few highlights:
 
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center collaborated with Hackensack University Medical Center to earn Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor: the 2014 Environmental Excellence Award. The recognition names HackensackUMC as one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country. Read more
 
 
We also took a stand!
Led by the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, along with 3 other healthcare systems, announced that they will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame retardant chemicals. Read more
 
Honored As A National Environmental Leader For Social Stewardship Read more
 

3 Things YOU can do for a sustainable home environment

1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- Recycling saves energy, landfill space and natural resources. 
 
2. Use non-toxic cleaners Avoid toxins commonly found in household cleaners by switching to healthier, plant based products.  They’re easy to find in your local supermarket or Big Box stores like Walmart and Target. 
 
3. Buy energy efficient appliances  like front-loading washers (they use half the water and detergent of top-loading washers). Check efficiency ratings,to save on your household energy usage.
 
 
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