Blogs: Sustainability

$100,000 Check to Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund

February 22, 2021 The Sedona Trail Keepers, a consortium of Sedona-area businesses and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, will present a $100,000 check to the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund (SRRTF) Thursday, February 25. The presentation marks...
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Sherab Khandro Sacred & Contemporary Art has received Innovator/Silver Sustainable Business Certification

February 17, 2021 Sherab Khandro’s art, inspired by her Tibetan Buddhist practice, could be considered an expression of sustainability. Her Bodhisattva vow informs her philosophy of living. This is a commitment by Buddhists to return again and again until all...
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Verde Valley School is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

January 25, 2021 Verde Valley School was first certified in 2016 as a beta tester for the certification process. Their core values include environmental stewardship and community service, so sustainability has always been a priority. Despite the pressures of running...
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Rural Development Investment Fund to support community infrastructure projects

January 15, 2021 Arizona Community Foundation and US Department of Agriculture announce a development partnership serving rural Arizona  The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) have launched a public-private partnership to support...
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Candace – First Comments

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS January 8, 2021 Hello, Sedona! Though my official first day as President/CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau isn’t until February 22, I wanted to reach out, wish you a...
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Element Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

January 4, 2021 It’s an accomplishment for a chain hotel to achieve more than Conservationist/Bronze certification, since corporate policies often restrict choices at an individual site. So Element Sedona Hotel in the Village of Oak Creek should be proud of...
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Verde Conservation Grant Recipients Announced

December 1, 2020 Friends of the Verde River is pleased to announce the winners of the Verde Conservation Grant program 2020 cycle.  Due to the overwhelming support of more than 50 local business participants in the Verde Conservation Partner program, Friends of the...
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Keep Sedona Beautiful

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS November 20, 2020 Jason Danoff was stunned to find 16 diapers along a 100-yard stretch of Oak Creek Canyon during a litter cleanup earlier this year. He was even more surprised when the...
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Sedona Spirit Journeys and Vortex Tours is now a Certified Sustainable Business

November 19, 2020 – Sedona is known in part for its metaphysical opportunities. Laurie Hutchinson (whose chosen name is Crystal StarrWeaver) runs Sedona Spirit Journeys and Vortex Tours. With her background in teaching science, she blends knowledge of energy, geology,...
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Latest Economic Data

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS October 13, 2020 As Thanksgiving nears, Sedonans can be thankful for positive news from our most recent economic indicators. Some background: Six weeks ago, we reviewed the summer data from our lodging industry,...
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A River Friendly Living Preview

Friends of the Verde River is in the process of developing a new program to combat threats to the Verde River, including overuse of the water supply, pollution, drought, and climate change. The program is called River Friendly Living. River...
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Sedona Heritage Museum Receives a Grant to Save Historic Photos

The Sedona Historical Society (SHS) and Sedona Heritage Museum recently received a grant from the Arizona Historical Society to catalog a portion of almost 10,000 historic photos that are scanned and stored, but need to be cataloged for easy search...
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