Thursday, May. 13, 2010
Reduce emissions by becoming a member of the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge's Carbonrally team
The Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Eco-Challenge has
joined Carbonrally, an online community where teams
complete challenges that result in a reduction of carbon dioxide
emissions. The MBA urges lawyers and firms across Massachusetts to
join the Eco-Challenge team as a way to invigorate energy
"CarbonRally is a fun, easy way for Massachusetts attorneys to
keep track of the ways they are reducing their energy consumption,"
said Nancy B. Reiner, co-chair of the Energy and Environment Task
Force, which oversees the Eco-Challenge.
"From agreeing to cut back on office paper use, to committing to
utilize reusable bottles and containers, lawyers can choose the
level of participation that makes the most sense for their
situation," said Reiner, executive director of Counsel on Call in
Carbonrally, created in Massachusetts, proposes challenges for its
teams to participate in, and enables individuals to suggest
new challenges. Working on an honor system, the site tallies
each teams' total reduction in carbon dioxide emissions based on
the challenges each agree to participate in and complete.
"By joining our team, lawyers can choose challenges that abide by
the tenants of the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge and its Green
Guidelines," Susan Reid, senior attorney and director of the
Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Change Initiative for the
Conservation Law Foundation, which partnered with the MBA in 2007
to launch the Lawyers Eco-Challenge. "We hope that by joining our
team the legal community in Massachusetts will be energized to
consider new ways of being Earth conscious."
There are currently more than 1,000 Carbonrally teams worldwide
encompassing dozens of companies including Boston University,
Intel, Google and NBC.
For more information on the
MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge, visit www.massbar.org/ecochallenge.
To visit the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge Carbonrally team, visit www.carbonrally.com/teams/1027.
Since the 2007 launch of the Eco-Challenge, the MBA and CLF
have issued the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge, and published
Green Guidelines for the office, home and landscaping. More than
100 firms, attorneys or organizations throughout the state have
joined to become Pledge Partners.