Blogs: Sustainability

What to look for in a sustainability coordinator

We’re delighted that Sedona is hiring a sustainability coordinator. I’ve not seen a sustainability effort be successful without it being someone’s official job. That said, their job is to integrate it into the organization so the effort isn’t dependent upon...
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Modern day self-directed work teams

Back in the 1980’s and 90’s, before switching my focus to sustainability, I was a management consultant focusing on self-directed work teams: front line employees, typically in cross functional teams, empowered to make important management decisions. For 10 years, Marsha...
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How to create a sustainability plan

At first, organizations pursue sustainability with ad hoc actions: a little recycling, replacing plastic water bottles, etc. But how do you know if you’re working on the right things in the right order, on what’s important, not easy? A Sustainability...
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Sustainable Tourism Plan Applauds Nonprofit Help

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 3, 2019   The end of Earth Month is the perfect time to salute many of the local nonprofits that are always working to improve our environment and quality of life. Thanks...
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Worried about water?

Our water supplies are increasingly scarce and polluted. This is a big issue for industries that use water and investors of those enterprises. Ecolab has a cool tool to assess the financial risk to orgs based on water quantity and...
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Celebrate April as Earth Month

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS April 19, 2019   As Earth Month began last week, we wrote that Sedona’s Sustainable Tourism Plan puts us ahead of the curve in addressing the impact of tourism. We contrasted Sedona with...
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Sedona Chamber Celebrates Earth Day with Free Reusable Straws

  In 2018, The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau joined forces with the City of Sedona, Sedona Compost, Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Sustainability Alliance to launch Straw Free Sedona, a campaign that encourages local businesses and their...
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Sustainable Tourism in Sedona Grows

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS April 12, 2019   The results are in! Event producers from Over the Edge said last month’s Sedona MTB Festival generated $6.5 million in direct local spending, $2.6 million in lodging alone. In...
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Area Businesses also Help Nonprofits Thrive

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS March 29, 2019   Every Wednesday, staff and volunteers at the Sedona Food Bank open their doors at 8:30 a.m. For the rest of the morning and again late in the afternoon, they...
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SHS’ Project Fits Citizen’s Vision

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS March 22, 2019   Being a sustainable community includes seeking out and saving our history – from archeological sites to historic homesteads. So, I was excited to learn of a fantastic gift to...
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Tourism Provides Most of Sedona’s Tax Revenue

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS March 15, 2019   With the success of the SIFF and Sedona MTB Fest, it’s time to rejuvenate with the Sedona Yoga Festival March 14-17 then witness superstar pianist Yuja Wang at the...
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Sedona preps for spring breakers

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS February 22, 2019   Tomorrow’s 10 a.m. kickoff of the 25th Sedona International Film Festival features If Beale Street Could Talk at the Mary D. Fischer Theatre, selected as a ‘2018 Top Ten’...
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