In August 2007, Lowenstein Sandler’s Roseland office became a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership by committing to purchase a percentage of its electricity from a green power source in order to help reduce the risks associated with climate change. The firm joined hundreds of other organizations across the country that are purchasing solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, or hydro power, or renewable energy certificates, in order to limit greenhouse gas emissions and the other harmful effects of conventional electricity on the environment. |
When the firm became a Green Power Partner, it committed to purchasing 6 percent of its annual electricity usage, based on annual kilowatt-hour usage. Since the office is located in New Jersey, the firm is able to purchase its green power through the New Jersey Clean Power Choice Program. The firm chose wind power generated by New Jersey Wind LLC, which is based in Atlantic City and is the state’s first wind farm. Since the firm’s commitment took effect, the firm’s investment has been generating 15 percent, greatly exceeding its initial 6 percent commitment.
When Lowenstein Sandler became a Green Power Partner, the firm also joined the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge. The ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge is designed to encourage law offices to take specific steps to conserve energy and resources, as well as reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Lowenstein Sandler was among the first 15 law firms in the country to commit to the ABA-EPA challenge.