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Sustainability
Solutions Festival

(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

2019 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 2019 Date Location
February 2 ASU Polytechnic Campus, Mesa
February 9 ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
February 10-12 Tempe Mission Palms
Sustainability Solutions Family Weekend February 16-18 Arizona Science Center
February 23 ASU Tempe Campus
February 25 ASU Tempe campus
February 26-28 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
TBD ASU Tempe Campus

Meet Mona

Mona is our favorite local celebrity chef who likes to connect her community through food that she makes at her restaurant and brings to events in and around her neighborhood. She has put together an activity guide filled with information on how to be sustainable in how you connect via transportation, innovation, communication and education.



Mona’s Kitchen Recipe Winners

This year, Mona, in partnership with , invited kids from across Arizona to submit their favorite healthy recipes that were showcased at the Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center on Feb. 19. The grand winner was the . Download and make each recipe yourself!


2019 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 2019 Date Location
Future City Arizona Regional Competition January 2019 Paradise Valley High School
Intel Regional Science and Engineering Fair May 12-17, 2019 Phoenix

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
480-965-4353
Kelly.R.Saunders@asu.edu
Jeanine Malone
Program Coordinator, Sustainability Teachers' Academy, School of Sustainability
480-727-3089
Jeanine.Malone@asu.edu

For media inquiries, contact:

Jason Franz
Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
480-727-4072
Jason.Franz@asu.edu