Full Programme Announced!

York Environment Week (YEW) has announced its full programme for 2023, with more events than ever before. Now in its fourth year, YEW is running from Saturday 23 September – Sunday 1 October (plus more events before and after), offering a wide range of environment-focused activities across York that are free and open to all.

YEW is an annual city-wide festival aimed at showcasing and celebrating the work of environment groups active in York. It offers groups and organisations the opportunity to work together to promote environmental activity. The programme is for anyone who cares about tackling climate change, increasing biodiversity and making the city more sustainable, offering opportunities to connect and get involved.

Inspired by the UN Secretary General’s call for “climate action on all fronts”, the theme of this year’s YEW is “everything, everywhere, all at once”. This is reflected in a varied programme of more than 60 events that includes everything from nature walks to climate education events to a People’s Assembly discussing how York should respond to the climate crisis as a city. There will also be arts events, films, talks for all ages, events exploring practical solutions to environmental issues, and a pilgrimage for the planet. 

The full YEW23 programme is available at: yorkenvironmentweek.org.uk/yew-events-2023

The YEW organising team said: “​​We are delighted to see so many events this year and to have lots of old friends back on board, as well as welcoming many new event organisers. We invite the people of York to explore the programme, discover a new community of like-minded people, and start making a difference for the better. Working together to take action, we can have so much more of an impact.”

Thank you to Sophie R Howard Graphic Design for the illustration.

YEW23 – Deadline for online submissions closes this Friday!

Don’t miss out on being part of YEW23

The deadline for inclusion in the print programme might have passed, but it’s not too late to take part in York Environment Week. The deadline to submit your event to be featured on our website is Friday 25 August.

Thinking of hosting an event?

Here are a few things to remember:

  • Our YEW22 webpage and social media pages have details of events from previous years if you are looking for inspiration, or just an idea of the kind of festival York Environment Week is!
  • York Environment Week is looking to host a range of events this year that reflects the broad range of environmentally aware organisations and communities in York. We welcome one-off or repeat events, competitions, and online activities. Our only stipulations: that events be ‘not-for-profit’, that organisers endeavour to make their events as accessible as possible, and that that your event fosters an inclusive space to make York a greener place.
  • If you need any help or advice, the organising team is on hand to answer questions, either by email (info@yorkenvironmentweek.org.uk) or via our social media pages (Twitter: @yorkenvweek, Facebook: @YorkEnvironmentWeek, Instagram: @yorkenvironmentweek).
  • Here are some helpful links:

If you decide to submit an event for the YEW23 programme, you’ll be in great company. The programme this year includes events hosted by a wide range of organisations:

The Groves Repair + Share – St Nicks – Move the Masses – TCV – York Cycle Campaign – Friends of Rowntrees Park – Glen Gardens – Planet South Bank – York Bus Forum – York Disability Rights Forum – Cleaner Greener Fulford – York Community Energy – TUC – City of York Council – Edible York – York Bike Belles – Global Justice York – York CliConnect – The Stables Yoga Centre – York Walking Festival – York 50+ Festival – Friargate Quakers – CND – Medact – The Barberellas – York Theatre Royal – Extinction Rebellion – Friends of the Earth – With Many Roots – Terpsichoring – Stop Burning Trees Coalition – Christian Climate Action – York Climate Cafe – University of York