Law Firm Sustainability Network Strives to Help Firms Work Greener
About 50 law firms have created a nationwide Law Firm Sustainability Network to help lawyers and firms work greener. Although it was formally incorporated in November, law.com reports that the Network has been working hard since 2011 by "holding webinars, developing best practices and partnering with sister groups in other countries to share ideas, network and develop guidelines and industry standards." Big ticket items the Network focuses on include travel, office practices, and the use of paper and energy. Examples of its recommendations and practices include: "using recycled paper and making sure it gets recycled again; buying carbon offsets against their air travel; replacing travel with video-conferencing; replacing light fixtures and setting thermostats higher or lower, depending on the season." Read more.