Legal Geek Sustainability
We reduce the environmental impact of our events with policies including banning SWAG bags and single-use plastic cutlery. We reuse signs where possible, limit supplier numbers to reduce vehicle deliveries and use compostable coffee cups.
In 2022 we are launching a tree planting campaign and a new initiative to use our ‘stage for good‘ to incorporate talks and content designed to educate and showcase sustainability. We are offering free stands to startups from the green and sustainability industry to help our attendees and sponsor organisations to improve their environmental impact.
Traceable tree planting
All of our attendees and sponsors will have the option to plant trees on our Legal Geek site. All trees our sources from the Woodland Trust, and are plant native trees which provide nectar for pollinators and regenerate the countryside. Trees will be planted after the conference and you will receive a certificate including GPS coordinates of your tree(s).
Our four pillars of sustainability
Reuse wherever possible, our stage backing has been used at all seven conferences!
Legal Geek don’t give out SWAG and use compostable cups
Stage for good
Free stands for Sustainable Tech Startups
We plant trees on behalf of attendees and sponsors, creating habitats
A word from Jimmy Vestbirk
“This is our most important project. In the past, we have focussed sustainability on reducing single-use plastic. In 2022 we want to build on this by creating new habitats and woodlands. We will be inviting our stakeholders to sponsor planting native trees. If you want to get involved or have an idea please email [email protected]”
Our other programmes
The Legal Geek Mentorship Programme connects mentors and mentees across the legal industry, with a focus on supporting underrepresented groups. We enable participants to create meaningful two-way relationships based on the exchange of knowledge and experience, with the goal of maximising mentees’ potential and developing a pipeline of future leaders. To date, 278 matches have been made across 27 countries.
Law for Good
We have a separate ‘Law For Good‘ program to support legal charities and access to justice. We offer pro-bono event support as the media partner for the ‘Law Society Rugby 7’s and Netball tournament’. In 2017 we organised the first ‘Online Courts Hackathon’ for the UK Government with Richard Susskind and SCL. Every year we bring together key players in the sector together alongside academics, funding bodies, large law firms, charities and startups at our Law for Good Conference. Our aim is to build a community gathering, joining-the-docs in the sector while also providing practical guidance.