Attorneys Formalize Internal Procedures to Minimize Waste, Reduce Energy & Promote Environmental Sustainability
DECEMBER 19, 2007, St. Louis, Missouri … LAWFUEL – US Legal Newswire – Thomas J. Campbell, Managing Partner of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman (www.GJN.com), today announced that the law firm is the first in St. Louis to become a certified partner in the American Bar Association-Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge, a program to encourage law offices to become better environmental and energy stewards.
Mr. Campbell said, “Our firm has made a formal commitment to implement productive environmental sustainability measures, fueled by our awareness of the many dynamic ‘green’ issues in the world around us.
“As the first law firm in St. Louis to gain partner status in the Climate Challenge program sanctioned by the American Bar Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, our commitment also reflects issues our clients face when dealing with environmental, regulatory, conservation and energy matters within their organizations,” Mr. Campbell added.
Alan S. Breckenridge, a Partner in the Litigation Department, is Chairman of the firm’s Green Committee. The Committee’s mission is to implement sustainable measures firm-wide to promote conservation of energy, water and natural resources by reducing, reusing and recycling and, also, by purchasing environmentally sound products. Mr. Breckenridge said, “The Committee’s goal is to provide a healthier work place, leave a lighter ‘footprint’ on our environment, and help improve quality of life for this and later generations.”
As part of this commitment, Gallop, Johnson & Neuman is implementing new sustainable measures in addition to “green” procedures the firm has honored for some time. A few of these measures include:
· Use of 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper in all legal and administrative documents.
· Using recycled paper cups and kitchenware, instead of plastic or foam cups and kitchenware.
· Recycling all paper products, including magazines, newspapers, unsolicited direct mail, cardboard boxes, legal pads, notepads, and non-proprietary or non-essential documents.
· Recycling alkaline batteries and toner cartridges to reduce landfill waste.
· Providing all personnel with ceramic coffee mugs and glass water glasses to reduce use of disposables.
· Using water purification systems to eliminate the need for water coolers or bottled water.
· Promoting energy efficiency with a “lights out” policy in empty offices after 6 p.m.
· Internal measurement and reporting on sustainability procedures by the firm’s Green Committee.
“’Green initiatives’ have been on everybody’s lips for many years, but today are impacting every type of business and industry in tangible ways,” Mr. Campbell said. “Organizations are dealing with corporate responsibility, environmental, regulatory, conservation and judicial issues which often mandate the need for focused solutions to these pressing concerns.
“For many years, Gallop, Johnson & Neuman has addressed such issues in different legal practice areas, but now we are ‘going green’ by accelerating our own tangible commitments to sustainability issues internally and, we hope, setting new standards for law firms in St. Louis.”
Gallop, Johnson & Neuman has served clients in St. Louis and around the world for more than 30 years. The law firm is distinguished by a Commitment to Excellence. The firm serves public and privately held corporations, small companies, start-up enterprises, entrepreneurs and non-profit entities, as well as individuals and families. Offices are located at 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 1700, Clayton, Missouri, 63105.
For more information about Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, please contact Daniel P. Mauzy at 314.615.6000 or visit the website www.GJN.com. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap at 314.993.6925.
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