Corporate Green Day Challenge Gets GreenLaw’s Hands Dirty

On April 26, GreenLaw participated in the Earth Share Corporate Green Day Challenge. Twenty students from the Paideia School worked with GreenLaw at Grant Park along with parent volunteer Fran Cullen and several board members, including Bill Bath, Greg Presmanes and Sheryl McCalla. Staff members Hutton and Justine also traded in their work attire for jeans and t-shirts to help out. Together, they cleaned up Grant Park and contributed toward the Earth Share cause. “It was great to see the kids enjoy pulling weeds and spreading mulch. Our younger generation will need to care for the environment and work hard at preserving it,” said Hutton about the Green Day Challenge. “Grant Park looks great and is thriving thanks to everyone who contributed.”

Earth Share of Georgia is a foundation that supports 60 environmental nonprofits through a work place giving program much like United Way. As a member of Earth Share, GreenLaw encourages businesses and law firms to get their employees involved in work place giving for the environment. If your work place would like to sign up, please contact our Development Director, Anne Harper, for details. This is a great program, no matter how big or small your company or firm is.

At the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast, GreenLaw was a finalist for the Earth Share Environmental Initiative Award for the production of Putting the Law to Work in Our Communities: A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Protection and Justice in Georgia, written by our attorneys, Justine Thompson and Ela Orenstein, and members of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. The handbook has been distributed across the state to our partners in environmental and community organizations in an effort to empower them to address the pollution in their communities.