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:

  1. demonstrates leadership by promoting efficient energy use and other environmentally responsible practices;
  2. used a unique approach to green practices; and
  3. 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.

Award History:

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