As a preeminent commercial law firm, Flaster/Greenberg PC takes seriously our commitment of corporate leadership and citizenship. In addition to supporting the businesses and local organizations in the communities where we live and work, Flaster/Greenberg is also dedicated to doing all we can to make sure that, as a firm, we tread as gently upon the earth as possible.
Flaster/Greenberg is a partner in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Firm Climate Challenge. In addition, we are extremely pleased to be rated as “Gold” members of the Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program. Participation in programs such as these has been rewarding and beneficial on a number of levels—but we are ambitious to do more.
To help soften our environmental footprint, we have implemented green and earth-friendly practices throughout our offices to reduce paper and energy waste. To the extent possible, we strive to minimize environmental impact throughout the supply chain, through purchase and use of energy-saving equipment and appliances; use of non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products; and use of eco-friendly materials such as low-VOC paint and products produced from sustainable sources, in renovations and maintenance.
In January 2012, Flaster/Greenberg installed a level two car charging station in the firm’s Cherry Hill office parking lot, making us the first professional corporation in Cherry Hill to offer an electric vehicle curb-side charging station free to both its employees and clients. The station is self-serve and has the capability to “top off” or fully charge an electric vehicle while the firm’s employees are at work or its clients are attending a meeting at the firm. Considering one-third of the nation’s greenhouse gases come from transportation and sixty percent of that is from personal vehicle use, electric vehicles can make a tremendous impact.
In December 2012, Peter Spirgel was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for being one of the first people in the Philadelphia area to take delivery of the Tesla Model S, an all-electric, zero tailpipe emissions vehicle, and was praised by the publication for “playing the role of early adopter in electric vehicle technology.”
Since the installation of the car charging station, Flaster/Greenberg has been recognized for their eco-friendly approach to green energy initiatives by a variety of local organizations. The firm was recognized as one of South Jersey’s most green and eco-friendly companies in the April 2012 issue of South Jersey Biz magazine and honored in the publication’s 2012 Green Awards. In addition, Flaster/Greenberg was selected to receive the 2012 Environmental Advocate of the Year award by the South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Most recently, Flaster/Greenberg partnered with Green Technology Recycling to take part in their e-Waste program in an effort to recycle and dispose of all unwanted electronic devices, also extending this service to their employees. Considering everyday the world disposes of 130,000 tons of electronic waste, e-Waste programs can make a tremendous impact in any business and its environment.
Future projects include continuing toward a paperless filing system; swapping out equipment for energy-efficient replacements, and investigating other ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
- Press Release(April 22, 2013)
- Press Release(April 18, 2013)
- Press Release(April 2, 2013)
- Press Release(February 14, 2013)
- The Philadelphia Inquirer(January 4, 2013)
- Flaster/Greenberg Awarded 2012 Environmental Advocate of the Year by the South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business OwnersPress Release(November 9, 2012)
- Press Release(May 9, 2012)
- Press Release(March 26, 2012)
- NBC10 News(February 27, 2012)
- NJ Law Firm Charges into Electric Car Technology; Partner Plans to Replace His Mercedes with a TeslaABA Journal(February 21, 2012)
- The Courier-Post(February 13, 2012)