Has a focus on environmental sustainability become a central part of what businesses do? Or does it remain an outlier, a nice added benefit if you’ve got the time and inclination?

Those questions come to mind as two events approach on my calendar.

The first is a networking event tonight that aims to gather Phoenix business and other folk in the shared endeavor of sustainability (and yes, there will be food and beverages too).

Hosted by Rogue Green and the Green Chamber of Commerce, the event is just one of a growing roster that tries to pull the green focus to the center rather than the periphery. (If you’re there, stop by and clink a green glass.)

Here at Arizona Attorney Magazine, we are just beginning to put together our April issue. In the same month as Earth Day occurs, we will include content that aims to do the same with lawyers and law practice. (Our main story is currently titled “Making the Case for a Greener Law Office.”)

Is this a growing concern in your law practice or other business? Do clients and customers expect at least a modicum of sustainability from you? Or do all of the myriad challenges of your work push green to the back burner?