|Giving Non-Profits and Social Entrepreneurs the Legal Assistance They Need to Have an Impact on Climate Change|
Green Pro Bono is the first non-profit pro bono legal initiative in the United States dedicated to helping climate change-driven non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs.
Green Pro Bono's mission is to help these environmental "change makers" identify their legal needs and connect them with free legal assistance necessary for their success. Green Pro Bono aims to expedite the missions of these entities by providing vital legal assistance as they work to implement renewable, affordable and clean energy; to find avenues to be more energy efficient; to protect rainforests and sustainable uses of land; and to offer other innovative ideas and projects to combat climate change.
Green Pro Bono is not itself a law firm. The organization instead acts as a clearinghouse to match specific legal talent with requests for legal assistance. With an affiliation of committed professionals from key law firms and corporate legal departments, Green Pro Bono has created a network to connect social entrepreneurs who are working to address climate change with legal professionals to help them do so.
The founders of Green Pro Bono have over 100 combined years of legal experience and have connections that span law firms and legal departments of every size and type.
"It's very important to understand that climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. Climate change is the issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues." - Ross Gelbspan, author of Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis — And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster