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2021 Schedule of Events


Event 2021 Date Link
Sustainability Solutions Series February 1, 8, 17 and 22 Coming!
Sustainability’s Brewing February 1 Coming!
Live with Future Leaders February 3, 10 and 24 Coming!
Chain Breakers Summit February 5 Coming!
Sustainability Family and Educators Day February 15 Coming!
Film Festival To be announced Coming!
Virtual Field Trips Throughout February Coming!
Event 2021 Date Link
Sustainability Solutions Series February 1, 8, 17 and 22 Coming!
Sustainability’s Brewing February 1 Coming!
Live with Future Leaders February 3, 10 and 24 Coming!
Chain Breakers Summit February 5 Coming!
Event 2021 Date Link
Sustainability Solutions Series February 1, 8, 17 and 22 Coming!
Live with Future Leaders February 3, 10 and 24 Coming!
Chain Breakers Summit February 5 Coming!
Sustainability Family and Educators Day February 15 Coming!
Film Festival To be announced Coming!
Virtual Field Trips Throughout February Coming!

This schedule is subject to change. More community partner events and event details will be added leading up to the Festival.

(re)imagine our global future – TOGETHER!

As the Sustainability Solutions Festival embarks on its eighth year, the world remains focused on defeating a global pandemic. Today, students are learning in new ways, communities are coming together to support one another and businesses are continuously adapting to the changing demands. For 2021 and in recognition of the changing world around us, the Sustainability Solutions Festival, through a virtual platform, will engage the public and industry alike in exciting new ways to design a healthy and prosperous future.

Building upon the notion that in 2020 and into the futures that we are all in this together, the theme of this year’s Sustainability Solutions Festival is “Togetherness.” Sustainability solutions emerge when we work together, bringing our diverse thoughts, energies, talents and backgrounds to the table to co-create. Together we can build a future in which the everyone and our plant may thrive. The Festival’s many forums and events include:

  • Conferences
  • Community gatherings
  • Film screenings

Sustainability Solutions Science Fair

Now more than ever, creativity and innovation for sustainability is necessary to create a stronger future. With science fairs canceled around the world in 2020 amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, students from grades 6-12 are craving a stage to celebrate their projects. In partnership with Wells Fargo and the Rob and Melani Walton Family Foundation, Arizona State University encourages young innovators and researchers to submit their science and engineering projects for the opportunity to win up to $2,500 in cash prizes and mentorship in advancing the application of sustainability solutions.

Additional Science and Sustainability 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. Unfortunately,science fairs across the world were forced to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep an eye here for updates on future competitions.

Event 2020 Date Location
Future City Arizona Regional Competition January 25, 2020 Paradise Valley High School
Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 26-27, 2020 Canceled due to COVID-19
International Science and Engineering Fair May 10-15, 2020 Canceled due to COVID-19

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, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service
Kelly.R.Saunders@asu.edu
480-965-4353

For media inquiries, contact:

Jason Franz
Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Knowledge Enterprise
Jason.Franz@asu.edu
480-727-4072
The Sustainability Solutions Festival is supported through funding from the .