Many of this country’s most prominent corporate citizens have undertaken measures by which they have endorsed and embraced environmental stewardship, sustainability, and reduction of carbon emissions in the face of global warming. As our clients have invested in protecting and enhancing this country’s environment, law firms that represent them have investigated the ways in which they can support their clients’ efforts. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., stands in the vanguard of these efforts.
Over the last two years, the Sustainable Development of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee (CCSDE) has been working on a means by which law firms can gauge their commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. The ABA CCSDE Committee established a Model Sustainability Policy and Implementation Guideline for law firms to use to determine in what ways they can work on developing more environmentally friendly and sustainable law practices. This was done in conjunction with the ABA’s Climate Challenge, which is a program developed with the Environmental Protection Agency to encourage law firms to adopt best practices to reduce their carbon footprint. The Model Sustainability Policy and Climate Challenge are currently under consideration by the ABA House of Delegates.
There are eleven law firms across the country that signed up to implement the Model Sustainability Policy. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., is proud to be one of the eleven. We have established a policy to implement the guidelines, which will be a benchmark for law firms across the country. In addition, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton is a member of the United States Green Building Council. If you wish to review the ABA’s and Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton’s efforts further, please review the Model Sustainability policy and other efforts at the following website:
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