25 Brilliant Things To Do For Our Planet

I care deeply about our environment. I have proudly worked with environmental conservation and environmental justice non-profit law firms to fight for the well-being of our community. I am committed to practicing the law in an environmentally sustainable manner. I promote a paperless law practice, use recyclable and energy-efficient office products, support public transportation and e-conferencing, favor organic foods and local businesses, and conserve energy as much as possible to reduce pollution in our environment. As a result, my law practice model is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

To promote environmentally conscious and sustainable practices in our community, I have compiled the following list of strategies and provided links that further describe each one. The links will connect you to outside entities' webpages that have no relationship with my law practice, and you may choose to click and read any of the links at your own discretion and risk. Most of the links below connect to non-profit organizations and a few connect to our governmental entities. The information on this page and its links is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

1. Reduce Consumption of All Natural Resources wherever possible, Reuse what you do use, and Recycle or Compost the rest. https://www.epa.gov/recycle

2. Convert your Lights to Natural Sunlighting or Fluorescent Bulbs. https://www.energystar.gov/

3. Reduce commuter pollution by Going Biodiesel or Hybrid, Going Local, and Promoting Public Transportation. https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/alternative-vehicle-fuels

4. Switch your carpets to Natural Fibers. https://www.greenamerica.org/green-living

5. Open your work space by removing cubicles and other walls and installing windows. https://www.themuse.com/advice/history-of-the-open-offices-exist-cubicles

6. Go Organic and Local in your food products. https://www.kqed.org/news/75104/michael-pollan-organic-study

7. Hire a Diverse Workforce. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240550

8. Pay a Livable Wage and Provide Livable Health, Vacation, and Retirement Benefits. laborcenter.berkeley.edu/livingwage/overview.shtml

9. Provide for 3-months fully paid and 3-months partially-paid Paternity and Maternity Leave for full-time, long-term (1 year+) employees. www.worklifelaw.org

10. Form coalitions with other Earth and People Friendly Businesses. https://bcorporation.net/

11. Establish a Charitable Company-Giving Program. https://www.charitynavigator.org/

12. Utilize a non-Hierarchical Administrative Process and Compassionate Communication Methods. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/performance-management/teams/effective-teams-strive-for-consensus/

13. Stop using Toxic, Hazardous, and Other Questionable Materials. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/11397-household-chemical-products-and-their-health-risk

14. Stop or minimize your use of metals and plastics wherever possible. www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/ecocenter/How_to_Tuesday_Cut_Your_Use_of_Plastic_Plastic_Plastic.html

15. Recycle all Electronic Waste. https://mashable.com/2018/04/26/how-to-recycle-ewaste/#ku8VlrvbMkq3

16. Boycott Businesses that Harm the Environment and Violate Human Rights. www.corpwatch.org/index.php

17. If you Outsource and Offshore your manufacturing, pay your employees US minimum wages rather than local standard wages which are often far less; and employ the same Labor and Environmental Regulations at force in the USA, or better, in your foreign business locations. https://theconversation.com/when-some-us-firms-move-production-overseas-they-also-offshore-their-pollution-75371

18. Vote for Politicians with a Demonstrated Commitment to Earth and People Friendly Businesses. http://www.gp.org/green_new_deal

19. Educate your community about threats to Earth and People Friendly Policies. https://www.ipcc.ch/

20. Inform the Public about your Corporate Practices via Detailed Reports on your Webpage. https://www.globalreporting.org/information/sustainability-reporting/Pages/default.aspx

21. Use Green Building and Alternative Energy Sources in all your buildings. https://new.usgbc.org/leed

22. Employ Fair Trade principles and Get Certified as a Fair Trade Business. https://www.fairtradecertified.org/

23. Support the Rights of Indigenous and Global South peoples by promoting Diversity, Environmental Conservation, and Peace. www.cs.org/

24. Promote Animal Rights by Opposing Non-Essential Animal-Testing. www.peta.org

25. Never, ever Green-Wash. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/greenwashing/