Green Sustainability Award
The GIC bestows this honor each year at its David Webster Greener Way to Work luncheon.
The award recognizes an individual who:
- demonstrates leadership by promoting efficient energy use and other environmentally responsible practices;
- used a unique approach to green practices; and
- implemented a green technique that is adaptable or adoptable by others.
Recipient need not be a lawyer, but should be a CMBA member or an employee of a CMBA Green Certified firm/office. There may be more than one recipient if candidates are deemed worthy of the honor.
A donation will made to the Cleveland Metropark's Legacy Fund in honor of the recipient. The gift will help to support tree and wildlife plantings throughout the Metroparks.
From 2010-2013 the Green Initiative Committee presented the CMBA Green Innovation Award, which recognized a firm/office that had taken action toward sustainability that goes beyond the requirements for CMBA Green Certification. In 2015, the GIC announced changes to the award:
- Changing the name to the Green Sustainability Award
- Award will honor an individual, not a firm
- Recipient can be a lawyer or non-lawyer
- There may be more than one recipient if candidates are deemed worthy of the honor
- Recipient(s) will be a CMBA member or an employee of a CMBA Green Certified firm/office
Past Sustainability Award recipients:
Past Green Innovation Award recipients:
- 2013 - Squire Sanders (US) LLP (view entry)
- 2012 - Squire Sanders (US) LLP (view entry)
- 2011 - Roetzel & Andress, LPA
- 2010 - Tucker Ellis LLP