Catherine Elton

Vida Verde

A Brazilian immigrant-cleaning cooperative in the Boston area greens the way they clean.

Science, Tech & Environment

Green cleaning cooperative

Professional housecleaners are frequently exposed to hazardous cleaning products and have a higher incidence of asthma compared to other workers. In the Boston area, a group of Brazilian immigrant housecleaners have joined together to form a co-op that makes their own environmentally-friendly and safe cleaning products and educates other housecleaners.

Vida Verde

A Brazilian immigrant cleaning cooperative in the Boston area greens the way they clean.

Science, Tech & Environment

Green cleaning cooperative

Professional housecleaners are frequently exposed to hazardous cleaning products and have a higher incidence of asthma compared to other workers. In the Boston area, a group of Brazilian immigrant housecleaners have joined together to form a co-op that makes their own environmentally-friendly and safe cleaning products and educates other housecleaners.

Vida Verde

A Brazilian immigrant cleaning cooperative in the Boston area greens the way they clean.

Vida Verde

A Brazilian immigrant-cleaning cooperative in the Boston area greens the way they clean.