For the third year, IndyBar’s Go Green committee is hosting the Green Legal Initiative to encourage law firms, agencies and legal organizations to commit to greener practices. We’ll share tips and tricks throughout the next couple months that can help accomplish this goal. It may seem small, but committing to just one or two of these changes can make a world of difference!
Our first tip comes from Eco-Cycle, a non-profit recycler. They say:
“Making copy paper from 100% recycled content fiber instead of 100% virgin forest fibers reduces total energy consumption by 44%, net greenhouse gas emissions by 38%, particulate emissions by 41%, wastewater by 50%, solid waste by 49% and wood use by 100%” (Environmental Paper Network, 2007. State of the Paper Industry).
Half of the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone, and it’s important to protect what’s left. Try switching your firm’s copy paper to 100% recycled content fiber and you can make a difference on a global scale.
Keep checking back for more Green Legal News tips and tricks, and check out the Go Green homepage here. To commit your firm to greener practices and join our Green Legal Firms list, just review the documents below and submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is September 13.