BOSTON, MASS. - In the spring of 2009, Boston-based
Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. (TBHR) voluntarily joined the
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and MassachusettsDepartment of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s Sustainable Business Leader Program
(SBLP). After one year of employing greener practices at their 101
Huntington Avenue-based practice, the firm has been officially
certified as a Sustainable Business Leader.
The program that helped TBHR earn its accreditation was
developed as a result of SBLP's comprehensive audit, which focused on
six key areas: waste reduction, water and energy conservation,
transportation solutions and pollution prevention. The firm created a
"Green Team" of attorneys and staff to develop achievable changes to
challenge all personnel to take a moment to think before they consume.
"Lawyers not only have a tendency to use too many
words, but also to use too many pieces of paper, printing and reviewing
multiple drafts of legal documents even for just minor changes, just
to be safe," said Michael Radin, a TBHR member and participant on the
Green Team. "Our entire staff, particularly the members of our Green
Team, are to be commended for embracing the changes we incorporated to
reduce our carbon footprint and achieve our objective of becoming a
Sustainable Business Leader."
TBHR received its official certification in a ceremony
on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Boston Redevelopment Authority's
offices at Boston City Hall. James Hunt, the Boston Chief of
Environmental and Energy Services, presented the official certification
of 'Sustainable Business Leader' to the graduating companies, which in
addition to TBHR included:
- Beacon Hill Athletic Club
- City Feed and Supply
- Economy Hardware
- Fornax Bakery
- Howard/Stein - Hudson Associates, Inc.
- New Boston Fund
- State Room
"What's been an enlightening part about this process is
the need to educate others on the lots of little things we can do that
collectively have a huge impact," said Jennifer Civitella Hilario, an
associate and member of the firm's Green Team. "Thanks to SBLP and our
Green Team, we're a greener company and have a group in place actively
looking for ways to improve the efficiency of our energy use."
The SBLP was formed in 2008 via collaboration between
the DEP and the BRA. SLBP has worked with more than 60 businesses to
become sustainable leaders in the community. Each business completes
SBLP's rigorous assessment and receives personalized technical
assistance over a six-month period before becoming eligible for the
Sustainable Business Leader status.
For more information on the SBLP, visit http://www.sustainablebusinessleader.org.
SBLP Press Release - Eight Boston Companies to be Certified as Sustainable Business Leaders
About Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
Formed in 1991, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive legal services to
its clients. Featuring a breadth and depth of experience and
perspective usually found only at larger law firms, Tarlow, Breed, Hart
& Rodgers. P.C. offers sophisticated legal counsel to
entrepreneurs, businesses, individuals, families, and institutions.
Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers’ areas of expertise
include corporate law, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions,
litigation and dispute resolution, estate planning, taxation, real
estate, bankruptcy, and municipal law.
The offices of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
are located at 101 Huntington Avenue, Prudential Center, in Boston, MA
02199. For additional information, or to arrange for a consultation,
please call (617) 218-2000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tbhr-law.com.