A Competition for Sustainability

Sustainable Solutions invites college students (undergrad and grad) and Philadelphia high schoolers to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals through project-based solutions. This year's competition theme is Localizing the SDGs, so students will work in teams of 2-6 to address the most urgent sustainability issues in Philadelphia. As long as you are passionate about one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, you can compete. Our mission is to provide the necessary resources for all competitors to succeed, regardless of their major, grade level, or background. Promising projects will receive implementation stipends and connections to various Philadelphia and UN organizations to aid in the project implementation process.



Timeline of Events

  • Kickoff Event

    November 30, 2018 Huntsman Hall F85 5:00 - 6:00pm

    Our kickoff event was held at Huntsman Hall F85 at 5:00-6:00pm. Please view our kickoff slides here .

  • Resources

    Our team at Sustainable Solutions will gladly provide travel reimbursements for you and your team to venture into the city to meet your problem at hand (apply here). We will also pair you with a Penn faculty mentor who specializes in your project focus area (apply here ). Lastly, our team is always willing to troubleshoot your project idea (email us at team@sustainabilities.org).

  • Submit Project

    Rolling until April 1, 2019

    Individuals or teams can submit projects here here .

  • Meet with our team

    Promising teams will meet with our team between March 12-22, 2019.

  • Final judging review

    March 25-30

    Our judging panel will screen all projects virtually via powerpoint and/or video. Winners will be determined by the week of April 1, 2019.

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