Yorkshire Sustainability Festival: 10th – 21st June 2024
Giving Yorkshire’s green community the platform it deserves.
Join us for the biggest gathering of sustainability in the north of England for the second year in a row. Back for 2024, the Yorkshire Sustainability Festival of events will epitomise the importance of collaboration, sharing key learnings and recognising that every one of us must start somewhere to make a difference to protect our planet. Our aim is to strengthen, inspire and expand our sustainable business community across the region.
Yorkshire Sustainability Festival encompasses all channels of sustainability, from those looking to create green pledges in business to the people on the ground making an impact and wanting to share their experiences across a wide range of events and locations.
Events will take place across Yorkshire; in Bradford, Hull, Sheffield and York, with a two day sustainability conference in Leeds this summer.
We believe in the power of business to drive change, and you can be part of it. Whether you’re a seasoned sustainability expert or just starting out, this festival of events is for anyone who wants to collaborate with experts in the field and learn more about initiatives that are already happening across Yorkshire and the UK.
From round-table discussions, hearing from keynote speakers and exciting networking opportunities, it’s a must attend event for your calendar.
2024 Keynote Speaker
Designer, Writer, TV Presenter
Professor, Leeds University Business School
Founding Director, Make it Wild
Radical, Tim Frenneaux & Co
Honorary Vice President, CIWEM
Incredible Edible CIC
Partnering with us can help you reach your sustainability goals.
Build out your audience, increase your brand exposure and reach businesses across Yorkshire interested in becoming more sustainable. We have a range of sponsorship opportunities designed to maximise your reach across our key channels, including attendees of Yorkshire Sustainability Festival. Our experienced team understand the importance of aligning marketing opportunities with sales leads so we’ve identified the very best sponsorship packages across our festival of events which can be tailored specifically to your business requirements.
2023 Keynote Speakers
Professor, Lancaster University's Environment Centre
Co-Founder & CMO, myenergi
Founder & Chief Pollinator, Volans Ventures
Serial Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Green & Black's
Director, Kaleidoscope Futures Lab. Ltd
Head of Climate Action, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)
Dr Alan James
Partner, Expert Alliance
Executive Director & Founder, Force of Nature
At the University of Leeds our interdisciplinary research collaborations link our physical, technological, economic and social understanding of climate change and sustainability, creating solutions to address this global crisis. We are committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do, taking responsibility for our economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts. We are thrilled to be joint headline sponsors of Yorkshire Sustainability Week, and to help highlight the opportunities that embracing sustainability initiatives can bring.
Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation at the University of Leeds, Headline Sponsor
“We are delighted that Yorkshire Sustainability Week is to be hosted in our city. We are one of the leading cities in the UK for taking climate action and are working hard towards becoming the first UK net zero city. The festival of events will help share this ambition while shining a light on the trailblazers of sustainable innovation from across Yorkshire, pathing the way for a brighter and greener future.”
Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council
Thu 22 Feb '24
The Biggest Sustainability Event in the North of England 2024
We’re gathering the greatest number of sustainability professionals in Yorkshire to build a global sustainability network, region by region, supporting those deep in the work and those who are curious about the opportunities within the green sector.
Wed 31 Jan '24
Sustainability advocate, Kevin McCloud, MBE, announced as headline speaker at Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024.
Kevin McCloud will be speaking at day two of the Yorkshire Sustainability Festival focusing on Future Cities.
Wed 17 Jan '24
Veganuary 2024 – Is your business taking part for a greener future?
There are many simple and easy ways that your business can get involved in Veganuary 2024.
Mon 26 Jun '23
Brands Get Behind Yorkshire Sustainability Week
Yorkshire Sustainability Week, a week-long event aimed at promoting sustainable practices and raising awareness about environmental issues, has received support from several major organisations.