JGI teams up with Deirdre Imus Center
JGI is teaming up with the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® to motivate young people to better their schools, communities and the world. The Center is supporting Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute's global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, while sharing the Center's Greening Your School campaign and other green initiatives.
Through the Greening Your School program, the Center is helping schools adopt more eco-friendly cleaning and maintenance practices. (Learn How to Start Greening Yours.) Students, especially those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems, and all who work in the school benefit from improvements to indoor air quality.
In addition to teaming with Roots & Shoots, the Center is supporting the Institute's Chimpanzee Guardianship program. The Institute gives a second chance to chimps at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
"Working together is a natural fit for both our organizations and a great way to engage students, and we look forward to touching many more schools through our joint efforts," said Deirdre Imus, founder and president of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® at Hackensack University Medical Center.
About The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®
Located at Hackensack University Medical Center, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center Pediatric Oncology® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The Center represents one of the first hospital-based programs with a specific 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 affecting children.