In partnership with the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, we’re supporting practices that reduce exposure to carcinogens and other toxins. We helped local dry cleaner J&P Cleaners stop using a known carcinogen and convert to “wet cleaning,” and local auto mechanic Salcedo Auto Center remove 83 pounds of lead from the environment.
Policy Change: JP NET is also exploring an ordinance which would eliminate the use of certain known carcinogens in the city of Boston.
- JP Gazette: JP Auto Shop Goes Green (June 2015)
- Celebrate with Salcedo Auto Center (June 2015)
- Small JP Business Eliminates 83 Pounds of Lead from the Environment (June 2015)
- Invite Your Mechanic to Go Green and Prosper (May 2015)
- YES! Magazine: Neighbors Helped this Immigrant-Owned Dry Cleaner in Boston Go Non-Toxic — And Stay in Business (December 2014)
- Boston Globe Magazine: Can Jamaica Plain Businesses Go Carcinogen Free? (November 2014)
- J&P Cleaners Grand Re-Opening Ceremony (September 2011)
- Help J&P Cleaners Make the Transition to Wet-Cleaning! (Kick-Starter Campaign and Video), Summer 2014
- Creating a Cancer-Free JP Economy (November 2013)
Tools to Reduce Chemical Use at the Source A comprehensive list of resource for small businesses, that traditionally have depended on the use of toxic materials, make a transition to safe alternatives to flourish. Includes success stories.
Información para reducir el Uso de Compuestos Tóxicos Una lista comprensiva de ayuda para que pequeños empresarios, que han dependido del uso de compuestos tóxicos, puedan hacer un cambio hacia usar alternativas saludables y prosperar. También incluye ejemplos positivos.
List of Resources A comprehensive list of resources to learn more about how you can approach creating a cancer-free economy in your community, including Databases, Campaigns, Policy and Organizations
Watch the Video
On Nov 6 2013, more than 50 participants including Southern JP Health Center, Dimock Center, the Main Street programs in JP, and Vida Verde Co-op came together in conversation about how to grow our local economy in ways that do not depend on chemicals that cause cancer. Participants pledged their willingness to patronize local businesses consciously using safer alternatives.