Yorkshire Sustainability Week is coming to Leeds!

From 3 – 7 July will be the first Yorkshire Sustainability Week, taking place across our region with a brand-new flagship conference launching at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds.

Yorkshire Sustainability Week is designed to celebrate sustainability and the opportunities protecting our planet can create for businesses in Yorkshire and the UK. We believe that small actions can lead to great change – and we all must start somewhere.

Whether you’re a seasoned eco-warrior or just starting to explore the world of sustainability, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during Yorkshire Sustainability Week. From a two-day conference to roundtables and networking drink sessions, there is a great range of events that are sure to inspire and educate and drive positive change in sustainability.

Find out more about the week-long festival of events here.


Keynote speakers announced for Yorkshire Sustainability Conference

Some of the biggest names in sustainability are guest speaking at Yorkshire Sustainability Conference on 4 – 5 July. Here’s just a flavour of who will be there:

Areeba Hamid, Co-Executive Director, Greenpeace UK

Areeba will be keynoting the nature track at the conference, discussing how to challenge the status quo and how Greenpeace is hopeful for a bright future for the world

John Elkington, Founder and Chief Pollinator, Volans Ventures

The curator of the triple bottom line: people, planet and prosperity; John will keynote on the economy and finance track at the conference on day 2. You will hear John discuss what a green economy of the future could be, if only we dared!

Jo Fairley, Co-Founder, Green & Black’s Chocolate

Jo joins the Food track at the Conference on day 1, she will discuss her fascinating stories disrupting the food industry for the better by becoming the first UK fairtrade chocolate in 1994.

Find out more about the speaker line up and the conference here.


Fringe events you need to know about

Across Yorkshire, fringe events for Yorkshire Sustainability Week will be taking place, from People Planet Pint groups in Sheffield through to making a business case for net zero workshops in Leeds.

Check out the full range of events here.


Host a fringe event

Interested in hosting your own event during YSW? The only way we can make change happen is by creating a storm for the greater good.


That’s why during Yorkshire Sustainability Week, we’re inviting businesses across the region and nation, to get involved and host their own event.

To find out more click here


Pitch it Green: Finding green initiatives across Yorkshire!

Along with partners at North Invest, entrepreneurs are wanted, that have an idea or even a plan in motion to create a green solution or product. This is a live pitch in front of an audience, with five serious investors and the opportunity of a lifetime.

To find out more on how you can get involved and put forward your own pitch, email events@secreteventservice.com