The Firm Will Purchase Carbon Offsets For All Business Air Travel
(Denver, Colo., January 27, 2020) – Moye White LLP is pleased to announce it has committed to purchasing carbon offsets for all firm-related air travel beginning January 1, 2020. Carbon offsets represent the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions in one location, like a renewable energy or reforestation project, to offset the CO2 produced in another location.
The firm’s new carbon offset program signifies the commitment it has placed on sustainable environmental practices. Partnering with The Good Traveler, a program created by the San Diego International Airport to bring together large airports to offer their passengers an easy way to mitigate their environmental impact, the firm will be able to make necessary business air travel more sustainable.
“We are excited to announce the firm’s next steps in our commitment to sustainability,” said Ted White, Name Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Advanced Energy Group. “In addition, the new carbon offset program is also one of the biggest ways our firm can stay true to our commitment to the environment and to truly live the values outlined in our Benefit Corporation (B Corp) status. As a B Corp, we are committed to operating our practice in an environmentally sustainable manner. Our B Corp certification ensures that our practices match and exceed our commitment to environmental sustainability and advanced energy.”
The program and The Good Traveler came highly recommended by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), which manages operations and expansion efforts for The Good Traveler. Moye White has a long-standing relationship with RMI, an independent nonprofit transforming global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future, and White is the elected chair of RMI’s Board of Trustees.
According to Project Drawdown, transportation is one of the biggest contributors of CO2, including airplanes and cars, and represents 14% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
About Moye White LLP
Moye White LLP is a business law firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally, with offices in Colorado and Georgia. The firm provides legal representation across a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, offering strategic, business-oriented counsel to public, private, and governmental clients in complex business and real estate transactions and disputes. As one of the earliest national law firms to achieve B Corp certification, Moye White meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. For more information, please visit moyewhite.com or contact Managing Partner Ted White at 303-292-2900 or Ted.White@moyewhite.com.