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Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers steps up to join the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge

Thursday, July 01, 2010

BOSTON, MA - Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers has stepped up to the plate once again to champion conservation efforts at their Boston office by joining the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge. The firm also recently achieved certification as a “Sustainable Business Leader” by participating in the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Mass Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP).

The ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge is being presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) is also co-sponsoring this initiative. Law offices participating in the Climate Challenge are encouraged to take specific steps to conserve energy and resources, as well as reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers’ involvement in the Climate Challenge entails the adoption of best practices for office paper management by reducing paper usage, increasing recycled content in paper purchased, and increasing recycling.
Some of the best practices that Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers are employing to improve office paper management include:

  • Purchasing copier, printer, letterhead, and bond paper, as well as business and manila envelopes, with at least a 30% post-consumer recycled content.
  • Recycling approximately 90% of discarded mixed office paper, defined as all types of white copier and printer paper, bond and letterhead paper, note paper, colored paper, and envelopes.
  • Instituting a policy of double-sided printing and copying for drafts and internal documents by setting copiers and printers on double-sided as the default mode.

Law offices that adopt at least two of these three best practices will qualify as a "Law Office Climate Challenge Partner."


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, or visit