Commission joins Yorkshire Sustainability Week as headline partner

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 17:13


Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission has signed up as headline partner for Yorkshire Sustainability Week, a brand-new festival of events taking place across Yorkshire in July. This partnership will help to drive forward the awareness and transition to a climate-ready and low-carbon economy in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Yorkshire Sustainability Week (YSW) stretches across all channels of sustainability, from living sustainably, retail, food and healthcare, through to future cities, construction, water, energy and manufacturing.

The event has already gained serious traction and recognition, with Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds both partnering with the organisers as headline sponsors, along with a growing line up of international keynote speakers.

Rosa Foster, Co-Director of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission (YHCC), said: “We all have an important role to play to move towards a sustainable way of living, that benefits not only ourselves and our natural environment, but also those around us. Understanding the actions we can take is the most important self-reflection that we can do and it's great to see so many businesses coming together to do just that through Yorkshire Sustainability Week.

“We are delighted to see such a fantastic programme of events taking place throughout Yorkshire and hope that this festival inspires more businesses and individuals to start on the path towards a sustainable and climate-ready future.”

Building on past successes

Yorkshire Sustainability Week builds on the success of Yorkshire Climate Summit, which was co-organised by the Yorkshire Post and the Commission for the past two years.

Kate Hutchinson, founder of Yorkshire Sustainability Week and Managing Director of The Secret Event Service, said: “I went to Yorkshire Climate Summit last November and thought, this is great, now how can we build on this to grow the sustainability movement in Yorkshire? The idea for Yorkshire Sustainability Week was born and we’re proud to be running such an ambitious event.

“Having Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission join YSW as a headline partner strengthens our festival of events and focuses on how we are dedicating the week to drive change in perceptions of sustainability and the opportunities it can hold for Yorkshire and UK businesses. We are thrilled that they have chosen to join our worthy cause and partner with us for the inaugural YSW.”

As a headline partner, YSW will work closely with YHCC to support its mission and help to drive forward the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The partnership with YHCC is part of YSW's ongoing commitment to sustainability and its mission to help businesses increase their awareness of the opportunities in sustainability and building a green community across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Sustainability Week takes place 3 – 7 July and offers a range of events to help organisations reduce their carbon emissions, improve their sustainability, and create new business opportunities. As well as attending some of the main events across the Week, businesses are also invited to organise their own fringe events under the YSW banner.

How to get involved

For more information about events and tickets visit the Yorkshire Sustainability Week website.

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission have an allocation of free tickets for the Week for people for whom the cost of attending in person would otherwise be prohibitive. These will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis via the Commission's mailing list. Details of how to apply for these tickets will be announced in due course. To ensure you receive notification of this, please subscribe via our web form.