Solar panels on Hall 1 at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground

Our Journey to Net Zero

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously. It’s something that is close to all our hearts. When our farm shop Fodder was built, it was one of the most sustainable buildings in the north. Its living sedum roof provides fantastic insulation as well as a habitat for insects whilst filtering rainwater so it can be recycled. The building has 21 other sustainable features, so well worth a visit when you are here.

As well as supporting environmental initiatives across the county, we manage 300 acres of woodland, meadows, and farmland on and around the showground

Our first step is to work out exactly what our carbon footprint is, at which point we will implement a tough but achievable plan in order to become fully sustainable.

We’ve made a good start; however, we recognize that we have a long way to go before we achieve our aim of net zero.

Waste Management

We are proud that none of our waste goes to landfill, it is all recycled or converted back into energy.

Solar Panels

Across our site we have installed 960 large solar panels, this means we can reduce our onsite grid energy usage and provide significant environmental benefits.

Venue Lighting

We have LED lights throughout the venue, helping to reduce energy consumption.


Our own borehole provides our water our loos and taps have water-saving devices installed.


Our caterers use local produce wherever possible and use compostable packaging.

Supporting Local

Whenever possible we use local suppliers for goods and staffing of events.


We have direct links with the Showground Greenway and offer bike racks outside the venue.

If you want to discover this gem of a venue, give us a call on 01423 544544

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