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Hackensack Sustainability Specialist Part Of '30 Under 30' To Watch List

Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability adviser at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.
Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability adviser at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hackensack University Medical Center

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability adviser at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, HackensackUMC, has been named one of the 30 under 30 people to watch in sustainable business by GreenBiz Group, a leading media and events company in corporate sustainability.

“I want to congratulate Kyle on this national recognition,” said Ihor Sawczuk, president of HackensackUMC. “He is a vital member of our sustainability team at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and a true leader in the field.”

The 2016 list highlights individuals to watch for breaking new ground in green business. The individuals on the list are making a difference in areas as diverse as renewable energy and green building, the circular economy and supply chains, resilient cities and transportation, chemicals and health care, and agriculture and finance.

"Congratulations, Kyle, on this recognition and for continuing to lead our innovative environmental efforts at HackensackUMC,” said Deirdre Imus, president and founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at HackensackUMC, which has been leading the way in protecting the health of children and the environment the last 15 years.

“Considering the company I’m in on the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 list, it’s humbling and inspiring to see the change that’s occurring,” Tafuri said. “It’s exciting to see how our work at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at HackensackUMC is influencing positive environmental change and it’s rewarding to be engaged in work that is so meaningful.”

The 30 awardees work at corporations such as Apple, JetBlue and Steelcase; at startups, including Building Robotics, Kuli Kuli and Etology; and at nonprofits, including CDP, Ceres and Greenlining Institute.

“These men and women have demonstrated leadership qualities in their organizations, sectors or in the wider world of business, including within some of the world’s largest companies,” said GreenBiz chairman and executive editor Joel Makower. “They represent the full potential of sustainable business to transform companies, consumers, value chains and systems of commerce.”

HackensackUMC, in collaboration with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, is committed to identifying, controlling and ultimately preventing the toxic exposures in the environment.

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