A Competition for Sustainability

Sustainable Solutions invites college students 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.

We also strive to highlight Philadelphia-based businesses that value the triple-bottom line, in hopes of encouraging careers in sustainability. Thus, if you represent a corporate entity, consider sponsoring us.

Timeline of Events

  • Kickoff Event

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

    Our kickoff event will be held at Huntsman Hall F85 at 5:00-6:00pm. Please RSVP here .

  • Workshops

    Learn about SDGs 3, 4, 6, and 7 in the context of Philadelphia, hear from community leaders, and get all your questions answered about Sustainable Solutions. Location, time, and date will be announced by January 25.

  • Inaugural Competition

    March 23, 2019 Kleinman Center Energy Forum, Fisher Fine Arts Library

    Finalist teams will get to present their projects in front of our esteemed panel of judges, win exciting prizes, and, ultimately, implement their solutions with the help of Sustainable Solutions and our various community partners. Our main goal is to implement your projects in the real world.

Sponsors and Partners

Sustainable Solutions is impossible without our wonderful sponsors and partners. Thank you for making the world a better place.