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Related Events

Below are relevant external events shared by the Green Pro Bono team. Please feel free to forward us any upcoming events you think the Green Pro Bono community would benefit from!
Climate Change and the Informational Frontier: Sharing Knowledge to Inspire Action 

When: February 27, 2024

Where:  Ropes & Gray LLP, 800 Boylston St., 49th Floor, Boston, MA 02199

Register here.

Join Green Pro Bono on February 27, 2024, for an evening of information and celebration! Following an intimate networking reception, hear from esteemed leaders representing news outlets, the legal industry, impact investment funds, and documentary filmmaking community who are using information to encourage climate change activism via science-based reporting, planetary lawyering, and inspired storytelling.

The evening will include a screening of Outspoken Narrative’s short documentary film: "Maquipucuna: Ecuador’s Cloud Forest Reserve", and we will honor Dechert, LLP and Harvard Innovation Labs for their invaluable contributions to Green Pro Bono in 2023!


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6:00 – Welcome Reception. Light food and beverage provided. 
6:30 – Introductory Remarks by Nancy Reiner, President and Founder of GPB 
6:40 – Main Panel Discussion 
7:40 – Viewing of Outspoken Narrative Documentary: Maquipucuna: Ecuador’s Cloud Forest Reserve 
8:00 – Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks 

This will be a limited capacity event. Business casual attire suggested. 

This event has been generously sponsored by Ropes & Gray, LLP, the planetary lawyer project and Major, Lindsey & Africa. 

The panel conversation will be moderated by:

Pete Bouchard: Pete has been the weekday evening meteorologist at NBC 10 in Boston since its inception in 2016. Pete has received numerous accolades in his long career from the Associated Press, Maine Association of Broadcasters, two Emmy nominations and three Best of Boston awards.

Panelists will include:


Betty Francisco: Betty Francisco is a business executive, impact investor and community leader. In 2022, the Boston Business Journal named Betty as one of the Power 50 – Movement Makers, and Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston. She is currently the CEO of Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investment fund that invests to close the racial wealth divide in Massachusetts. She is the co-founder of Amplify Latinx, a social venture that is building Latinx economic and political power through Latino leadership representation and economic opportunity in Massachusetts.


Chris Gloninger: Chris serves as a Senior Climate Scientist at Woods Hole Group, where he contributes his expertise to the field of meteorology and climate science. Chris previously worked as Chief Meteorologist for KCCI in Iowa, where he tied weather patterns to climate change with facts and statistics. However, climate deniers did not approve of his coverage and Chris received death threats, garnering international media attention about threats to climate scientists and activists.  


 Eshan Vishwakarma: Eshan is a student at Harvard University and a Green Pro Bono Client. His nonprofit (Outspoken Narrative) centers around giving young students the resources to create impactful conservation documentaries and has received support from leaders in conservation such as Cristina Mittermeier, NRDC, Protect the Arctic, and National Geographic.


Matthew Karmel: Matthew is the Principal and Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Law Group at Offit Kurman, where he represents companies in connection with traditional environmental matters and cutting-edge sustainability initiatives. He also encourages other lawyers to develop a climate-friendly legal practice through his newsletter, the planetary lawyer project.

Past Events

Climate Pro Bono Bootcamp (Hosted by Green Pro Bono, the planetary lawyer project and Offit Kurman)

When: January 17 and 18, 2024

Where: Webinar. Recording available here. 


Learn the skills you need to provide pro bono support to climate-friendly causes, communities, and startups! Pro bono is the most underrated tool for career development, especially among would-be climate lawyers.

What else allows you to develop skills, make connections, and find climate clients, all while doing meaningful work for the planet? So, no matter your role, employer, or experience, join us for a complimentary virtual conference where you will learn how to get started doing pro bono that will help the planet and your career.

During the conference, we will discuss how to find pro bono opportunities and maximize your impact, and we will also provide specific instruction in the substantive skills you need to do pro bono work for renewable energy projects, climate startups, non-profits, sensitive communities, and other climate-friendly ventures.

Faculty will include:

  • Elizabeth Crouse - Perkins Coie LLP

  • Stephanie Demetry - Green Pro Bono

  • Matthew Eisenson - Columbia Law School, Sabin Center for Climate Change

  • Matthew A. Karmel - Offit Kurman, P.A.

  • Insung Kim - Dechert LLP

  • Josh Kim - Dechert LLP

  • Ellen Mathews - Burr & Forman

  • Michael Showalter - Arent Fox Schiff LLP

  • Yana Spitzer - ENGIE North America

  • Jeff Vercauteren - RWE

Registration and CLE are complimentary, but donations are encouraged to Green Pro Bono. 

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