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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2008
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On Earth Day, Brown Rudnick and Greenberg Traurig join the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge

Firms join more than 50 Eco-Challenge participants. Incorporate this week's Eco-Tip into your office practices and become more environmentally friendly

In celebration of Earth Day, Brown, Rudnick, Berlack, Israels LLP and Greenberg Traurig LLP on Tuesday joined the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge, an initiative offered in collaboration with the Conservation Law Foundation that boasts more than 50 participants in law firms and organizations from Boston to the Berkshires.

“It’s gratifying to have so many large Boston law firms accepting our challenge to make the practice of law more environmentally friendly.” MBA President David W. White Jr. said. “In recognition of Earth Day, I hope other firms across the state, from one-attorney offices to global companies, will join us in our fight for a healthier environment.”

In addition to Brown Rudnick and Greenberg Traurig, the other major Boston firms include Burns & Levinson, Holland Knight, Seyfarth Shaw and WilmerHale. The remaining signers comprise mid-sized and small firms as well as solo practitioners across the state.

Brown Rudnick partner Nancy B. Reiner is co-chair of the MBA Energy and Environment Task Force, a group of more than one dozen attorneys working to further the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge.

More than 50 lawyers, firms and organizations across the state have signed the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge, which asks attorneys to implement the MBA Green Guidelines. The pledge was announced in January, four months after the MBA and the CLF launched the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge and established the Energy and Environment Task Force.

“It is energizing to see our state’s legal community, from the largest to the smallest firms, taking action to become better environmental stewards by adopting common sense changes that will protect our environment and help combat global warming,” said CLF President Philip Warburg. “I hope that other Massachusetts professions will follow this great example so that, together, we can build a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.”

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Sign the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge to participate in the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge. By signing the pledge, lawyers agree to do their best to adhere to the MBA Green Guidelines.    

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