Green Initiatives
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Sustainability has increasingly been an important concept for our Members, both personally and professionally. The list below offers some resources that may be of interest when thinking about how you can make small or even big changes in your day to day life to make a lasting impact on our community and global health.

1. http://www.alanet.org/research/studies/general/GreenLawFirmsStudy.pdf
The following research study was developed in support of the ‘greening’ of law firms.

"Green" Law Firms

Law firms are striving to do their part to be better stewards of the planet. This research study explains the why and how of law firm management achieving that vital goal, including that – even in the current economy – going ‘green’ actually saves money and generates income.

2. http://www.sba.gov/content/earth-day
Become Energy Efficient

The Small Business Guide to Energy Efficiency includes tips, advice, and resources to help you save on energy costs: from energy saving tips to information on grants, loans and incentives available for making energy efficient upgrades to your facilities.

3. http://gogreenstreets.org/city/boston-ma
The Green Streets Initiative is a grassroots organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting the use of sustainable, active transportation in the Boston region and beyond. Through our monthly Walk/Ride Days and other community and educational efforts, we help people experience environmentally friendly and healthier modes of transportation, change their daily routines, and enhance their lives. Our aim is to create safer, healthier, and quieter streets and more vibrant communities for commuters and citizens of all kinds.

4. http://www.usgbc.org/about
About USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
We believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.
Green building is a win-win, offering both environmental and economic opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future demand for energy in the United States and a commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million jobs.

5. http://gogreeninitiative.org/
The mission of the Go Green Initiative is to provide schools, homes, businesses and organizations of all kinds with the tools and training they need to create a “culture of conservation” within their community. Our goals are to conserve and protect natural resources for future generations, and to protect human health through environmental stewardship.