Entries by EnvironmentalLaw

2020 NCBA Sustainability Contest Winners

By Maria Savasta-Kennedy “There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” (Mr. Maguire speaking to Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate) The Sustainability Committee is thrilled to announce our winners for this year’s NCBA EENR Sustainability Contest. Our topic this year was—you guessed it—plastics, and our contestants did a […]

Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols for COVID-19 Affected Work Spaces

By Sean Sullivan  Unsubstantiated claims regarding a variety of cleaning and “disinfection” procedures are flooding the market—from a surprising number of sources.  Here are a few helpful hints: CDC Guidance – The CDC has published guidance for cleaning and disinfecting most businesses and public spaces. The guidance recommends a two-step process of cleaning all potentially […]

Paycheck Protection Program – Employer’s Cheat Sheet

By Sean Sullivan  On Thursday night, the Treasury Department released a direct final rule implementing the Paycheck Protection Program, which authorizes most financial institutions to make federally guaranteed loans that will help small businesses (500 employees or less) to retain employees and meet their payroll obligations during the COVID-19 epidemic. The Small Business Administration intends […]

Fight Hunger, Help Others in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Participate in the Legal Feeding Frenzy and Support Your Local Food Bank!

By Michele Livingstone and Will Quick We are in unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  It is now more important than ever that we help our neighbors and those who are not as fortunate. I am confident that each of you is doing your part. Even in the best of times, however, over 1.5 Million North […]

2019 Sustainability Bar Essay Contest – Winning Essays!

By Maria Savasta-Kennedy We are pleased to share the winning essays from the 5th Annual Sustainability Contest sponsored by the NCBA’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section.  The contest is open to all North Carolina high school students. Students participating in the 2019 contest were asked to respond to the following prompt: North Carolina relies […]

Reminder: NCBA EENR Sustainability Essay Contest

Please pass along the following information to any high school students in your contacts that may be interested in writing about North Carolina’s sustainable future. The North Carolina Bar Association’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section is pleased to announce that it is again sponsoring a sustainability essay contest. Essays by last year’s contest […]