Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024

Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024

Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024

Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024 brings together organisations and businesses from across Yorkshire to share ideas and create opportunities.

Building on the success of Yorkshire Sustainability Week in 2023, the biggest gathering of sustainability professionals in the North of England, Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024 (YSF) has evolved and expanded for 2024. This year the series of events are set to be bigger and better, with events being planned in North, East, South and West Yorkshire, to bring to life the biggest sustainability festival in the UK right across the region. With an audience of leaders spanning public, private and third sectors, YSF is becoming a regional Conference of People (COP).

The two-week festival of events, starting 10th June 2024 will include The Yorkshire Sustainability Conference, on 18th and 19th June 2024, with headline speaker Kevin McCloud attending day two of the event, focusing on Future Cities at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds.

Day one of the conference will be focused on a circular economy with topics including manufacturing, SME support, economy and finance and waste. The headline speaker will be announced shortly but expect a household name in the world of retail and sustainability.

Key sponsors and supporters of the event to date include: Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, Leeds City Council, Alrose Productions, Beyondly, boxxe, Imageco and Severfield.

Yorkshire Sustainability Festival Kate Hutchinson

Kate Hutchinson – Founder of YSF

“The response we received last year was fantastic but a common theme in the feedback was to hold more local events. For 2024, we’re running events right across the region, so I’d encourage businesses both big and small to get involved and contribute to the knowledge exchange across the festival to develop and achieve our sustainable development goals both locally, and nationally.”


Prestigious names are being unveiled for Yorkshire Sustainability Festival 2024 as sustainability guru, Kevin McCloud, will be taking to the speaker stage to share his knowledge and passion around sustainable construction and design.

Kevin McCloud MBE, who has presented Grand Designs since its launch in 1999, is passionate about and committed to sustainable architecture. In his recent documentary with Mary Portas and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Great Climate Fight, McCloud and his co-hosts made clear that the UK Government has a step-by-step plan to fight climate change, provided by the Climate Change Committee, they’re just simply choosing not to follow it. With bills rising for everyone as the cost-of-living crisis continues to rip through the UK, McCloud advocates for the importance of better standards for new builds which will not only make them more sustainable but will save money on gas and electricity bills for regular people. It’s becoming clear that not only is the transition to a sustainable future vital for the planet but it’s vital for ordinary working people too.

Kevin’s wealth of knowledge and sheer passion for change will no doubt inspire attendees.

how to get involved in yorkshire sustainability festival 2024


YSF offers a range of events to help organisations reduce their carbon emissions, improve their sustainability, and create new business opportunities in the green economy, from roundtable Sustainability Symposiums to a wide range of fringe events. As well as attending events across the week, businesses are also invited to organise their own fringe events under the YSF banner. Businesses and individuals can find out more or book event tickets here:

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