Oregon State Bar gives first sustainability awards

The Oregon State Bar's newly formed Sustainable Future Section made its first awards last week, recognizing individuals and one firm within the state's legal community that demonstrate leadership in sustainability.

Ater Wynne was recognized with the Sustainable Law Office Leadership Award. Max Miller of Tonkon Torp and Robin Morris Collin, a professor at Willamette University, received individual leadership awards.

Dick Roy, co-founder of the Center for Earth Leadership, received the Oregon State Bar President's Sustainability Award.

The Sustainable Future Section of the bar was created earlier this year after a petition to support its creation circulated late in 2009 received 465 member signatures. The Oregon State Bar is the first in the United States to create a section devoted to sustainability.

A nine-member executive committee selected the awards from a number of nominations.

"The purpose of the award was to recognize the efforts of firms and individuals making a voluntary effort to support the societal goals of sustainability," said James Kennedy, of Kennedy & Kennedy LP, who chairs the section.

The award winners will be honored at a meeting in November.


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