Sustainability

PRACTICE GREENHarris Beach is a member of the American Bar Association-Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge environmental sustainability program.

Our law firm’s Practice Green℠ initiative is driven by an awareness that our limited environmental resources cannot be sustained without adjusting our approach to energy and other resource consumption.

The Practice Green initiative promotes environmental stewardship through internal waste reduction, recycling and energy conservation. Our paper and waste reduction efforts include setting copiers to default double-sided/duplex printing, encouraging employees to read rather than print emails, and the use of 30 percent post-consumer recycled content copy paper and remanufactured toner cartridges. We recycle folders, binders, expanding files, newspapers, cardboard, batteries, cell phones, cans, bottles, light bulbs, toner, printers, computers, monitors, appliances and office supplies.

Our energy conservation efforts include employee education on turning off lights, computers and printers before leaving the office, as well as the use of ENERGY STAR®-qualified office equipment. Additionally, as a member of the Ecological Mail Coalition, Harris Beach has seen a significant reduction in the delivery of third class/bulk mail by removing undeliverable recipients from direct mail lists.