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Solutions Festival
Coming February 2018

(re)imagine your world

What is a sustainability solution to you? Locally produced food and goods? Energy-efficient and healthy buildings built from recycled and repurposed materials? A triple-bottom-line company that respects people, the planet and business? A city completely powered by renewable energy? What about an innovation that would allow nine billion people to exist on Earth? Finding solutions to issues this complex calls for many perspectives and partners. The Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for the month of February to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet.

The Festival’s many forums and events include:

  • Conferences
  • Community gatherings
  • Film screenings

2018 Schedule of Events

This schedule is subject to change. More community partner events and event details will be added leading up to the Festival.
Event 2018 Date Location
ASU Open Door: Polytechnic Campus January 26 ASU Polytechnic Campus, Mesa
ASU Open Door: Downtown February 2 ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit February 4-6 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tempe
Global Reporting Initiative North American User Conference February 5 ASU Downtown campus
World Business Council for Sustainable Development February 5 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
GreenBiz 18 February 6-8 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
GreenBiz University Lecture Series February 6 and 7 Alumni Lounge, ASU Memorial Union
Sustainability Solutions Celebration February 7 Phoenix
City Lights Movie Nights – featuring Zootopia February 9 CityScape, Phoenix
Sustainability Solutions Family Day February 19 Arizona Science Center
ASU Open Door: Tempe February 24 ASU Tempe Campus

2017 Competitions

The Sustainability Solutions Festival is active throughout the year supporting competitions and festivals across the globe that encourage and promote innovation and creative among students and entrepreneurs developing solutions to our planet’s challenges.
Event 2017 Date Location
Future City Arizona Regional Competition January 28, 2017 Arizona State University
Intel Regional Science and Engineering Fair May 14-19, 2017 Los Angeles, CA

Become a sponsor

The Sustainability Solutions Festival provides organizations an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to a better, healthier planet. In its first two years, the Sustainability Solutions Festival has engaged more than 41,000 people of all ages and backgrounds and made more than 10 million impressions across traditional and digital media. Multiple sponsorship levels are available, as well as custom solutions to best align your organization with the Festival audience that includes global business leaders, local influencers and diverse families from across the greater Phoenix area.

Become a partner

The Sustainability Solutions Festival invites community organizations, museums, educators, cultural institutions and corporations across Arizona to join us as hosts of impactful events that develop and accelerate sustainability solutions. Submit your event to be included in the Sustainability Solutions Festival and help engage a broader audience and make the planet a better place for everyone.

For partnership or general inquiries, contact:

Kelly Saunders
Program Manager, Sustainability Solutions Festival, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Jeanine Malone
Program Coordinator, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

For media inquiries, contact:

Jason Franz
Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives