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Sustainability Solutions Festival: It’s Time To Find A Better Way

What is sustainability? “It means different things to different people. But it affects us all – how we treat one another, our planet and our future. Sustainability is the greatest opportunity we have today to ensure we have our best possible future.”

We are so honored to be a part of the first-ever ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival held February 17-22, 2014. This fun, full-day event focused on educating, entertaining and inspiring kids and parents about sustainability was held at Arizona Science Center. How can we all reduce, reuse, recycle and innovate for a better tomorrow?

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We created a custom eco-friendly binocular sticker for the event and had hundreds and hundreds of recycled toilet paper rolls on hand to upcycle and re-purpose into interactive, simple toys with hundreds of kids. I brought along my enthusiastic little helper so it made the day even more special.

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Kids always think "outside of the box (or roll)".

Kids always think “outside of the box (or roll)”.

Custom designed binocular stickers for the event.

Custom designed binocular stickers for the event.

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Camel art made up of tiny plastic recycled toys.

Camel art made up of tiny plastic recycled toys.

A string instrument made by a kid using a recycled salt container and three rubber bands.
A string instrument made by a kid using a recycled salt container and three rubber bands.

Our neighbors at the event made DIY self-watering planters with recycled water bottles and string.

Our neighbors at the event made DIY self-watering planters with recycled water bottles and string.

A big thank you goes to ASU Sustainaibilty Solutions Festival for putting on this very impressive week-long festival and also to Arizona Science Center for hosting the event that launched this celebration!

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Imaginate Exhibition at Arizona Science Center

If you’re looking for some creative activities for your kiddos over the holidays, I highly recommend going to Arizona Science Center and checking out Imaginate. It will delight and spark their imagination!

Imaginate: Dream. Create. Build.
The exhibition is divided into five main themes, each representing a possible route along the pathway to innovation.

Dream Big

Innovation often occurs when a big dream or passion grips you and must be pursued.  Explore Paper Airplanes, Tumbling Dice and So You Think you Can Fly.

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Expect the Unexpected 

Science is a process of questioning. Explore Ferrofluid Experiences, Interactive Projections and Materials Playground.

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Collaborate or Compete 

Colleagues or competitors can spur us to achieve more than we could on our own. Explore Sound Panels, Telltale Heart and Making Faces

Photo: NBMA Photography

Photo: NBMA Photography

Try, Try and Try Again

Innovation is neither quick nor easy. In this series of experiences, patience and observation are key in investigating materials and their properties. Explore Gear Tree/Kinetic Sculptures, Create Something New and Stop-Motion Animation.

Photo: NBMA Photography

Photo: NBMA Photography


Look to the World

Whether we dwell in the frigid Arctic or the dense rain forest, we rely on innovative processes and the making of innovative products to survive in our various environments. Explore Innovation Around the World and Question of the Day.

Photo: NBMA Photography

Photo: NBMA Photography

Enjoy this incredibly engaging exhibit with the whole family before it ends on January 5, 2014.