Posted on 11 September 2023
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 23 September – 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 University of York is offering a number of environment-related events and activities to support YEW23, including nature sensory walks, nature journaling, Climate Club and Citizen’s Council, open to staff and students at the University, along with the general public.
Take a look at this year's schedule of events and find something that interests you.