CHICAGO – After round two of the Chicago Green Office Challenge, a 12-month program, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC has once again reached Tier 1 recognition—the only law firm to do so in both rounds one and two.
As a strategy of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, the Green Office Challenge helps to reduce the amount of global warming pollution that Chicagoans produce. In the inaugural Chicago Green Office Challenge held in 2010, LP received top honors from Mayor Daley for its ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible business practices.
Levenfeld Pearlstein has long championed environmental initiatives. In April 2007, it became the first Chicago-based law firm to join the Chicago Climate Exchange, in which the firm committed to calculate and offset its carbon dioxide emissions. Levenfeld Pearlstein was also the first law firm in the United States to adopt the American Bar Association’s Model Sustainability Policy and Implementation Guidelines, and James Brusslan, head of its Environmental Service Group, is one of the only practicing Illinois attorneys to be accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED AP. In addition, the firm has an internal Environmental Task Force, which meets periodically to discuss and implement environmentally friendly firm policies and practices, including eliminating plastic water bottles and drinking cups, replacing them with glass and ceramic; implementing double-sided copying as a firm default; and implementing recycling programs for glass, plastic, paper and batteries.