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Sustainability
Solutions Festival
February 2017

(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 one week in 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
Night of the Open Door: ASU Downtown Fri., February 3 ASU Downtown campus
2017 Second Nature Climate Leadership Summit Mon.-Wed. February 13-15 Tempe Mission Palms
GreenBiz University Tues. February 14 ASU Tempe Campus Memorial Union
GreenBiz 17 Tues.-Thurs., February 14-16 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
Sustainability Solutions Celebration Wed., February 15 Phoenix
Night of the Open Door: Polytechnic Campus Fri., February 17 ASU Polytechnic Campus
Sustainability Solutions Family Day Mon., February 20 Arizona Science Center
Night of the Open Door: Tempe Campus Sat., February 25 ASU’s 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 2016 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

2016 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:

2016 Partners

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 2017 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 2016 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
Project Manager, Sustainability Solutions Festival, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
480-965-4353
Kelly.R.Saunders@asu.edu
Jeanine Malone
Office Specialist Sr, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
480-965-7433
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