Dickinson Law Firm in the Hub Tower in Des Moines, Iowa

Environmental Responsibility

Did you know the typical attorney uses 20,000 to 100,000 sheets of paper every year, or approximately 80 to 400 sheets of paper per day?  Even in this digital age, the practice of law is extremely paper-intensive and creates a surprisingly significant carbon footprint.

Dickinson attorneys have always strived to serve their clients with excellence and integrity while having a positive impact on the Iowa community, and environmental stewardship is an important aspect of the firm’s innovative and dedicated service.

Dickinson was the first law firm in Iowa to enroll in the ABA’s Law Office Climate Challenge and to be recognized as a Partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program, targeted at reducing paper waste.  The firm’s environmental responsibility initiatives include practices such as purchasing recycled or biodegradable paper and office supplies, reducing paper use by double-sided printing and electronically distributing and storing documents, recycling all paper waste, encouraging use of non-disposable tableware, and programming energy-efficient modes on electronic equipment.  The firm is also proud that its main office is housed in the Hub Tower, which has been designated an Energy Star building.

Certificate recognizing Dickinson's paper recycling efforts

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. recycles and shreds all paper waste. This certificate from our provider of on-site shredding services shows the environmental impact of this policy.

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