Best Practices for Sustainability in Law Firms and Legal Organizations

The BBA has identified 7 areas where organizations and law firms can be more sustainable.

1. Buildings and Energy
2. Paper
3. Waste
4. Sustainable Purchasing
5. Personnel Policies
6. Transportation
7. Education and Outreach


Sustainability Outside the Office


The BBA has complied a list of green initiatives in the City of Boston, nonprofit organizations that focus on sustainability, and suggestions on where to find sustainable travel and food options. To view the list, click here.


The Sustainable Lawyer

The BBA's Sustainable Lawyer blog identifies best practices for law office sustainability; highlights ways in which individual lawyers can lead more sustainable lives; and publicizes pro bono, volunteer, and board of directors opportunities through which attorneys can participate or support organizations advocating for sustainability efforts. To see the posts, click here.

"Greening the Profession"

Details on many of these sustainable practices can be found in “Greening the Profession;” the BBA's Environmental Sustainability Task Force Report. Click here to learn what we as lawyers can do to create a more sustainable future.



Green Lease Guide: Issues, Sample Clauses and Leases, and Links


A Report by the 2012 Green Lease Workgroup of the Environmental and Real Estate Sections of the Boston Bar Association

The Guide introduces and summarizes green lease issues, offers sample green lease clauses and lease forms, and provides links to other resources on green leases.