BBC Countryfile Live comes to Yorkshire for the very first time from 15-18 August at Castle Howard.
The event is set to celebrate every part of the British countryside for a full experience of everything the TV programme cherishes. There will be four days of live arena shows, debates, food, drink, farm-animal demonstrations and shopping in the beautiful setting of Castle Howard.
The Countryfile team will be giving talks and hosting demonstrations, giving the public the chance to speak to, and learn more about, their favourite presenters.
Visitors can also get involved in all the outdoors action at the Wildlife Zone, Equine Arena, National Trust Acre and Dog Lovers’ Arena or take in all the fun of the fair at The Village Green.
Dr McLelland will be joined by Ed Davey, Author and Director at the World Resources Institute for ‘Can green action save the world?’ This discussion will take place from 12-12.40 on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August.
Dr McLelland adds: “We can’t create a green economy overnight but we can get there quicker by using our existing infrastructure and making it greener. Switching part of the Drax Power Station to biomass fuel from coal can be seen as a good example of this.
“The challenge is great but we have the opportunity to build a greener economy here in the UK. You only have to look at what the University of Hull is doing to support the renewable energy revolution in the Humber. We can replicate this across the UK and become a world-leading green economy.”
Visitors to BBC Countryfile Live can also get involved in all the outdoors action at the Wildlife Zone, Equine Arena, National Trust Acre and Dog Lovers’ Arena. Other highlights include the National Trust’s 50 Things Woodland, where children can enjoy tree climbing, den building, and bug watching.