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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

2017 Schedule of Events

Event 2017 Date Location
Designing with Nature: How Biophilic Design Improves Lives Thurs., February 2
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
ASU Tempe campus
Night of the Open Door: ASU Downtown Fri., February 3
4 – 9 p.m.
ASU Downtown campus
Rooted in Peace, Film Screening Tues., February 7
6:50 p.m.
Harkins Valley Art Theater, Tempe
City Lights Movie Night – featuring Home Fri., February 10
6:30 p.m.
CityScape, Phoenix
Phoenix Urban Design Week Fri., February 10 – Sat., February 18 Phoenix
Clark Park Farmers’ Market Sat., February 11
8 a.m. – noon
Clark Park, Tempe
World Business Council for Sustainable Development Mon., February 13
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
Meet Me Downtown Sustainability Walk Mon., February 13
5 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix
Global Reporting Initiative Reporters’ Summit North America Mon., February 13
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
ASU Skysong
Second Nature, 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit Mon. – Wed., February 13-15 Tempe Mission Palms
GreenBiz University Tues., February 14
9 a.m. – noon
ASU Tempe Campus Memorial Union
Phoenix Urban Design Week’s Sweethearts’ Lunch Tues., February 14 The Space Between Park, Phoenix
GreenBiz 17 Tues.-Thurs., February 14-16 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
Achieving the World’s Sustainable Development Goals Wed., February 15
3 – 4:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481, ASU Tempe Campus
Sustainability Solutions Celebration Wed., February 15 Phoenix
Night of the Open Door: ASU Polytechnic Fri., February 17
4 – 9 p.m.
ASU Polytechnic Campus
Sustainability Solutions Family Day Mon., February 20
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Arizona Science Center
Starfish Throwers, Film Screening Tues., February 21
7 p.m.
Harkins Valley Art Theater, Tempe
Garden Tour: Escalante Community Garden Sat., February 25
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Escalante Community Garden, Tempe
Night of the Open Door: ASU Tempe Sat., February 25
3 – 9 p.m.
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
Office Specialist Sr, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

For media inquiries, contact:

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