Innovation Hour & Sustainability Showcase - Spring 2021

Published January 1, 2021

Welcome to the Innovation Hour & Sustainability Showcase

This year, the Office of Sustainability, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE), and Associated Students, Inc., are partnering to bring you the Innovation Hour & Sustainability Showcase (IHSS)! This virtual event will provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate CSULB students to display and gain recognition for all types of sustainability-related projects from a variety of disciplines.

We are seeking sustainability-focused business pitches, research posters, artworks, prototypes, videos, performances and more to be featured in on our website and also highlighted during a virtual Innovation Hour Sustainability Showcase event on April 21, 2021. Students from all majors are encouraged to submit a project of any kind, as long as it is related to a sustainability issue or solution in some way. All participants will be required to submit a 1-3 minute YouTube video pitch, preview, or explanation of your project. 

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, April 7 
    • Submit online participation form including a 100 word description of project (use this checklist to help you submit this form) 
    • Upload an engaging, 1-3 minute YouTube video explaining how your project explores sustainability idea(s), theme(s), or concept(s)
  • Wednesday, April 14 - Descriptions and videos will go live for all to view and enjoy. Judges will begin evaluating all project submissions. 
  • Wednesday, April 21 @ 12-1:15pm - Winners in each category will be announced at the virutal showcase event, where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with showcase participants. 

Projects will be displayed on this website as well as on CSULB Sustainability Facebook page, allowing participants to like, comment, and share projects. 

This year's Project Showcase will be reviewed by judges and winners will be selected from each category. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. However, all students displaying a project will receive a Certificate of Participation. 

In the past, we have found that the showcase is most successful when we partner with faculty who incorporate a sustainability project requirement into their spring semester courses. Faculty can encourage their classes - either through a Beachboard post or an announcement during a class Zoom session - to submit a project and attend the Innovation Hour Sustainability Showcase event to engage in conversations about the work. Contact Sustainability Coordinator Holli Fajack at for additional information about the submission process and deadlines.