2021 Schedule of Events
This schedule is subject to change. More community partner events and event details will be added leading up to the Festival.
In addition to the virtual events above, please join us for…
The details for each day’s activity can be found on our Instragram feed. Check in each day to learn more and be sure to tag us!
(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:
- Community gatherings
- Film screenings
Sustainability Solutions Science Fair
The 2021 Sustainability Solutions Science Fair is a virtual opportunity open to researchers, innovators and engineers age 12-18 from around the world. Arizona State University, in partnership with Wells Fargo Foundation and the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, are calling for projects that drive change for good and develop thriving communities. Awards of up to $2,500 in cash prizes and mentorships in advancing the application of sustainability solutions are up for grabs. How do you plan to help shape tomorrow, today?
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.
|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:
Program Manager, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service
For media inquiries, contact:
Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Knowledge Enterprise