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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.11
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Sustainability Solutions Festival

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Sustainability Solutions Festival is a month-long series of sustainability related events throughout the Valley of the Sun. The festival brings sustainability to every corner of the university and to many places throughout the valley. This event goes above and beyond standard sustainability engagement and outreach efforts due to its shear size, scope, and partnerships.

Intro video: https://vimeo.com/119499728

Finding solutions to the complex issues of sustainability calls for many perspectives and partners. The Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations each February to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively re-imagine our lives and our planet. Additionally, the Festival supports programs throughout the year, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, that honor future innovators and leaders of our world. Working with key partners such as GreenBiz, Second Nature, City of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, Society for Science and the Public, and local and national businesses and NGOs, the Festival has engaged 41,319 attendees, 42 community and business partners and honored 440 young innovators in its three years of existence and looks to double that in year four alone. Leveraging relationships such as these to bring diverse groups and audiences together and build coalitions to host events not only expands core audiences, it makes for stronger messaging, long-lasting partnerships and impactful actions.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.