HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. —
Hofstra Law School has been named an official partner in the American Bar Association-Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge Program. Only a handful of law schools nationwide have qualified for this “green” certification.
The Climate Challenge is designed to encourage law offices offices, government offices, citizens groups, courts, law schools and other law-related entities to take specific steps to conserve energy and resources, as well as reduce emissions of greenhouse to take specific steps to conserve energy and resources, as well as reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The ABA Law Practice Management Section is co-sponsoring this initiative.
To qualify, Assistant Dean for Administration and Operations Jeffrey A. Dodge instituted new practices for paper management by exclusively using paper with at least 30% post-consumer recycled content and switching the default settings on copiers and printers to double-sided.
Under the leadership of Mr. Dodge and Creative Director Tobie-Lynn Accardi, Hofstra Law School has also been printing all official publications, including the sixty-page annual alumni magazine, the J.D. Prospective Student Guide, fellowship brochures and event invitations, on recycled paper. Each official publication now has the following environmental sustainability statement on it:
"Hofstra Law School recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainability. To ensure the future use of natural resources and decrease our carbon footprint on the world, this piece was printed on paper manufactured with a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste fiber."
This month, Hofstra Law hosts the “Energy and the Environment: Empowering Consumers” conference on March 19 and 20. The interdisciplinary conference will cover the rights and duties of consumers, the consequences of their energy consumption choices and the implications of their environmental demands and responsibilities.
The conference is also sponsored by WRM America and Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger. For more information, visit law.hofstra.edu/Environment.