ALANYC G.R.E.E.N. Campaign
Great Returns on Environmental Efforts & Notions
ALANYC Sustainability Team launched the GREEN Campaign in an effort to raise awareness and mobilize law firms to consider their eco footprints.
The three-step program is designed to “green” the Chapter by providing guidelines on best practices; raise awareness through informational email blasts to the membership that can be shared with member firms; and collaborate with other teams, business partners and external organizations to increase engagement and visibility.
To date, the Sustainability Team has done the following:
In Spring 2019, we collaborated with the NWEI (Northwest Earth Institute, nwei.org) for an Earth Day Eco Challenge. Like the Step Challenge, participants were placed on random teams and asked to choose from a variety of eco-friendly challenges that they pledged to complete on a daily basis. These ranged from water conservation (taking shorter showers) to energy conservation (turning lights off) to pollution reduction (carpooling) and many more. Teams earned points by completing challenges each day. These small actions yield significant collective impact over the period of the Challenge. The Challenge is international in scope and not only did it provide a great learning experience for participants, but also provided the Chapter with some visibility.