James Scott Farrin Invites All to 2nd Annual Earth Day Picnic at ATC

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The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin will host its 2nd annual Earth Day picnic under the historic Lucky Strike Water Tower at the American Tobacco Campus to celebrate Earth Day. The event is Friday, April 20th from 12 to 1:30 p.m

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin invites American Tobacco Campus tenants and downtown Durham businesses and individuals to celebrate Earth Day with a picnic on the lawn under the historic Lucky Strike Water Tower, Friday, April 20th from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

With more than 200 attending this event last year, the firm hopes to continue the meaningful dialogue regarding how businesses and individuals can make conscientious decisions to make the world a better, cleaner place.

James Scott Farrin Earth Day 2018 Highlights

Again this year, the American Tobacco Campus has agreed to hold the event on the ATC lawn under the water tower. The event will feature live music by Magnolia Still, juice samples from Clean Juice, and kombucha samples from Ingenuitea Brews, cornhole challenges, and giveaways.

By popular demand and courtesy of Piedmont Wildlife, Otus the owl will return. New this year, Wool E. Bull will make an appearance along with some of the Durham Bulls baseball team members. Food vendors include Tyler’s Taproom, LocoPops, Clean Juice, and Ingenuitea Brews. What else is in store?

  • Free lemonade, water, and cake pops
  • Samples of kombucha and fresh pressed juices
  • Food available for purchase
  • Information tables from local non-profits
  • A large message board for sharing “green” ideas
  • A live demonstration on how to make mats for the homeless from plastic grocery bags

Participating vendors include the Durham Bulls, Durham City Dept. of Water, Durham Soil & Water, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Go Triangle, Green To Go, Keep Durham Beautiful, Piedmont Wildlife Center, Compost Now, Triangle Land Conservancy, Ungraded Produce.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has made great strides to minimize their environmental footprint. Paralegal Laura Kelly Lancaster and attorney Jacob Goad, co-lead the firm’s “Green Team.”

Lancaster said, “We stopped using Styrofoam cups in all offices in 2015, and by our estimates we had saved the planet from 27,000 Styrofoam cups within two years. We also try to be aware of paper usage, which can be difficult for a law firm. Even so, we have transitioned some of our more paper-focused firm processes to electronic communications.”

Other eco-friendly efforts the firm said they have made include:

  • Planting 20 trees in downtown Durham in honor of the law firm’s 20th anniversary
  • Adopting an easier, more efficient, and more user-friendly recycling initiative
  • Replacing K cups with coffee that does not use the cups
  • Composting
  • Tracking the amount of paper printed and efforts to decrease it quarterly
  • Adopting a one-mile stretch of Walnut Creek Trail for quarterly clean up
  • Promoting environmental clean-up outings for employees and their families
  • Promoting alternative transportation among employees
  • Using a car fleet with an EcoBoost option
  • Shredding documents through a service that recycles

The firm is looking forward to another successful event.

“Earth Day comes at a beautiful time of year,” Goad said. “Flowers are blooming, people are moving around more, and it is hard not to be outdoors. We remember just how much we appreciate the natural world. The firm cares about making its small contribution to the important work being done by local environmental non-profits who are doing all they can to preserve the beauty of the Earth for future generations, and we hope people will come out and learn about their important work and enjoy themselves too.”

The event is open to all and RSVP is encouraged, but not required. For event and weather updates, visit the event page on James Scott Farrin Facebook. Or email greenteam(at)farrin.com. #EarthDayatATC #ATCDurham


The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 13 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, and Winston-Salem. The firm’s 46 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Whistleblower, Civil Rights, Mass Torts, and Products Liability. Six of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations.

Contact Information:
David Chamberlin
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701

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