Our clients and many people throughout Pennsylvania know firm founder George Martin as an advocate for injured and disabled individuals, but did you know that he is also an avid environmentalist? Recently, George was honored to be elected Chair of the Board of Trustees for Earthjustice, the world’s largest nonprofit environmental law firm. Earthjustice’s mission statement shows the commitment that the organization and its members make to the environment:
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve the magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
This is not the first time that George’s dedication to the environment has been recognized. In 2013, George was honored by the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust with the “Morris Conservation Award” for his contributions to the organization’s work. George and his wife are also both former French & Pickering Trust board members.
Additionally, George is the founder and Chair of the George and Miriam Martin Foundation which focuses on river and watershed conservation. Since it was founded in 1996, the foundation has given more than $4 million to charitable organizations.
Learn more about how George and the rest of our team contribute to environmental efforts (and see some fun pictures of how we celebrated Earth Day 2015) by checking out this previous entry on the topic.