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Yorkshire Sustainability Week announces headline partnership with Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Wednesday 24 May

Yorkshire Sustainability Week (YSW), a brand-new festival of events taking place across Yorkshire in July, is proud to announce its headline partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission (YHCC). 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 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.

Kate Hutchinson, founder of Yorkshire Sustainability Week and Managing Director of The Secret Event Service, said: “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.

“The Commission is an independent group supported by the Yorkshire Leaders Board, bringing together businesses, local authorities and other organisations committed to supporting Yorkshire and Humber to become climate ready in a fair and just way, whilst achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2038 and improving natural assets. YHCC works to develop and implement strategies that will reduce carbon emissions, support the growth of the green economy, and create new jobs in the region. 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.

Rosa Foster, Co-Director of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, 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.”

Kate 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.”

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.

For more information about Yorkshire Sustainability Week, please visit

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