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Seattle Climate Partnership We invite your firms to join the Seattle Climate Partnership* *Two area law firms are current SCP Partners: Garvey, Schubert & Barer and the Marten Law Group
Download the Partnership Agreement • http://www.seattle.gov/climate/PDF/FinalSCPagreement.pdf • There are 4 essential steps in the Agreement
Step # 1 • Measure your Carbon Footprint; you can use the tool we provide: • http://www.seattlegov/climate/docs/CO2_Tool_2.1.xls • We can help you or you can engage the Resource Venture or other consultants • This is a necessary 1st step in order to establish your baseline
Step # 2 • Make your plan to take steps to reduce the footprint • There are public and private agencies that can help in these areas • Energy • Materials (especially paper) • Waste • Water • Transportation
Step # 3 • Tell your story • Display your progress • Report your success
Step # 4 • Grow & Strengthen the Partnership • Your tenants • Your colleagues • Your industry
Benefits to Members • Tools • Facilitated access to government financing and rebate programs • Recognition • Workshops
Environmental Action Plan (Example) • Architecture Firm (GGLO) • 100 employees (single building, 3 floors) • 4 member Green team • (including 1 named partner) • Eco Dreams/Eco Peeves process • Developed EAP http://www.gglo.com/files/Downloads/Resources/GGLO_EAP_draftv0.9.pdf • Contracted for carbon footprint analysis • Analyzing savings • Ongoing process
Back to paper • We encourage you to join the Seattle Climate Partnership, and help establish the baseline • While there are other environmental issues that are law firms can address • Energy, transportation, other waste issues • We recognize that paper and paper use is a major issue and we encourage you to work with the Resources Venture to reduce your firm’s paper use!