Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf has been recognized by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section as a “Partner in Sustainability.” The Section created the “Partners in Sustainability Program” in order to encourage law firms of all sizes to adopt sustainable office practices and to honor those firms that satisfy the Section’s criteria for sustainable office practices.
“The Oregon State Bar has embraced sustainability and law firms in Oregon are following suit. It is encouraging that the legal profession is making changes to promote more office practices that conserve resources and show an awareness of the impact of the legal profession on the environment. Partners demonstrate a commitment to sustainability by incorporating sustainability into their office culture and practices,” says Section Executive Committee member Michelle Slater.
The Program’s criteria for designation as a “Partner in Sustainability” require that the law firm adopt an office sustainability policy and implement an internal education program. The Program also has criteria related to paper management, energy and water reduction, waste and toxics reduction, transportation energy reduction, and sustainable purchasing.