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Solutions Festival
February 12 - 28, 2016

(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

2016 Schedule of Events

Event 2016 Date Location
Night of the Open Door Fri., February 12 ASU Downtown campus
The Qatsi Trilogy – Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance Fri., February 12 Marston Exploration Theater, ASU Tempe Campus
Sustainability Solutions Family Day Mon., February 15 Arizona Science Center
UGEC Symposium Thurs., February 18 ASU Tempe Campus
Mary Evelyn Tucker Thurs., February 18 ASU Tempe Campus
Zero Food Waste Forum Fri., February 19 Downtown Phoenix
The Qatsi Trilogy – Powaqqatsi: Life in Transition Fri., February 19 Marston Exploration Theater, ASU Tempe Campus
Sustival Day of Service Sat., February 20 Valley-wide
AZ Thrives: A Sustainability Summit for Minority Business Leaders Mon., February 22 Phoenix Convention Center
GreenBiz 16 – Save $300 with discount code GB16ASU Tues.-Thurs., February 23-25 JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Sustainability Solutions Celebration Tues., February 23 Desert Botanical Garden
Conservation International Special Event with Dr. M. Sanjayan Wed., February 24 ASU Tempe Campus
GreenBiz University Thurs., February 25 ASU Tempe campus
Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival Fri.-Sun., February 26-28 ASU Tempe campus
The Qatsi Trilogy – Naqoyqatsi: Life as War Fri., February 26 Marston Exploration Theater, ASU Tempe Campus
Night of the Open Door Sat., February 27 ASU Tempe campus

2016 Competitions

Event 2016 Date Location
Future City Arizona Regional Competition January 23, 2016 Arizona State University
Intel Regional Science and Engineering Fair May 7-13, 2016 Phoenix Convention Center

2016 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 15,000 people of all ages and backgrounds and made more than 10million 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 2016 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

For media inquiries, contact:

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