Stoel Rives Receives Recognition as Portland Climate Champion
Kristen B. Leis, Business Development Manager, (503) 294-9343
Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service business law firm, is pleased to announce the firm has earned recognition as a Portland Climate Champion by the BEST Business Center, who receives support from the City of Portland, Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, the Portland Development Commission, and Metro.
Portland Climate Champions are recognized businesses that have taken comprehensive, concrete actions to reduce their carbon emissions. To achieve Portland Climate Champion status, Stoel Rives improved its energy efficiency by providing alternative transportation for employees, and implemented a robust waste reduction and recycling program.
"Congratulations to Stoel Rives on becoming a Portland Climate Champion," said Mayor Sam Adams. "We appreciate their leadership in taking a comprehensive approach to reducing their carbon emissions. Their initiative serves as a model for Portland's business community and their efforts support the City of Portland's goals towards dramatically reducing carbon emissions, as outlined in the City's Climate Action Plan."
Stoel Rives created its P2 Sustainability certification program in an effort to encourage and recognize firm employees for adopting and engaging in personal and professional activities that will reduce their individual impact, and the firm's overall earth impact. Combined with the firm's internal Go Green campaign, both programs provide employees with information and recognizes personnel for conserving energy, supporting clean energy production, reducing waste, utilizing mass transit, selecting environmentally friendly vendors and products, and incorporating other responsible environmentally sustainable behaviors into their lifestyles in the office and at home. "We've been trying to push the market with our sustainability efforts," said Mark Morford, partner and chair of the firm's Go Green Committee. "For example, we encourage recycling and composting by taking away everyone's desk-side trash cans."
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. The firm has offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Vancouver, Wash. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.
About the BEST BUSINESS Center: The BEST Business Center provides free tools and advice to help businesses in Portland, Oregon become more profitable and sustainable. It is a partnership of city and regional government programs and energy utilities, including the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland Water Bureau, Metro, Pacific Power, Portland Development Commission, and Portland General Electric. www.bestbusinesscenter.org