Wishes for Green

by 04g7F1nl02 on February 8, 2008 · 0 comments

in Legal News and Trends,martindale.com

Last year, to commemorate 10 years of martindale.com, we ran a “make a birthday wish” contest for legal professionals to e-mail us their own birthday wish for the legal industry. That’s just one of the many ways we’re making sure we get a conversation going with you, our customers.

Based on random selections and judge review, the winner has just been named…
and it’s Marc Becker, a member of the New York firm Goldfarb & Fleece.

Marc’s wish was of the green variety:

“As an environmentalist, I think it would be a great idea for law firms to make a commitment to make efforts to reduce dependency on carbon fuels and make their firm more green friendly, i.e., double-sided paper, recycling, shutting lights, etc. There should be some form of certification that the firm has taken certain steps to make it more green and such certification should be listed in Martindale as something to be proud of.”

For his winning wish, Marc won a 42″ plasma TV from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

We agree with Marc’s concern for the environment and have committed to making our workplace at LexisNexis more environmentally-friendly. For example, some steps we have taken may offer some ideas for others in the legal industry. For example: setting company printers to print in black and white by default instead of color, recycling all discarded paper, sending all printer toner cartridges back to their manufacturers for recycling, and encouraging the use of mass transportation, and employee participation in annual programs such as Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe.

What are your green initiatives? Have you received any feedback or encouragement from other firms or clients?

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