Blogs: Sustainability

Chocolita has received Innovator/Silver Sustainable Business Certification

Dark chocolate has a long reputation as a healthy food, and Chocolita, LLC takes it a step further by adding medicinal herbs. Sarah Ann Lesslie discovered the potential of chocolate during her move to Sedona. After working with ChocolaTree (another...
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Friends of the Verde River is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver

Friends of the Verde River began as an informal gathering of volunteer river activists in 2007. They later merged with the Verde River Basin Partnership, a founding member of the Sustainability Alliance, and in 2011 became an official 501(c)(3). Friends...
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Smart Window Creations has received Innovator/Silver Sustainable Business Certification

With summer approaching, you may want to contact Smart Window Creations, Inc. to update your window coverings and keep out the damaging  heat and UV rays. Owner Aileen Smart uses only Hunter-Douglas products because of their quality and sustainability. “They’re...
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Sedona Community Food Bank is now a Certified Sustainable Business

Sedona Community Food Bank is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level from the Sustainability Alliance. Sedona Community Food Bank distributes food to an average of 165 families per week, some of whom are homeless. The lean operation...
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Loo Loos is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

For many, using a portable toilet can be an unpleasant experience. After listening to her husband complain about the condition of porta potties on construction sites, Katy Feldt saw a business opportunity and started Loo Loos in January 2020. Loo...
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Western Gateway

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS March 6, 2020 It is a pleasure to welcome the Mountain Bike Festival back to Sedona this weekend. The joy, athleticism and chill vibe of the event are perfectly exemplified by this morning’s...
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City of Sedona has advanced to Innovator/Silver Sustainable Business Certification

City of Sedona has taken so many steps since 2017 (when they qualified as Conservationist/Bronze) they decided to take the assessment again, this time qualifying for Innovator/Silver. Staffing and planning were key to their success. They hired McKenzie Jones as...
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Trail Keeper Program Grows

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS February 28, 2020 If our magnificent red rocks are the heart of Sedona, then the trails of the Red Rock Ranger (RRR) District are the arteries. Our friends at the RRR District work...
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Sedona’s Journey to Balanced Tourism Management

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS February 14, 2020 The recent Keep Sedona Beautiful annual awards got me thinking about Sedona’s long journey to balanced tourism management. You might be surprised to learn it started decades ago. If we...
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Keep Sedona Beautiful Annual Awards

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS February 7, 2020 Keep Sedona Beautiful has acknowledged environmental achievement with annual Awards of Excellence since 1972, and last week, the Chamber was among the honorees for helping move the Sustainable Tourism Plan...
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RunSedona half marathon, 10K and 5k

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS January 31, 2020 You may have seen them around town – more than 3,000 runners from around the world prepping for tomorrow’s RunSedona half marathon, 10K and 5k. The Chamber is the proud...
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Sedona Mountain Bike Academy is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

Mountain biking in Sedona has some special challenges: steep drop-offs, boulders, and prickly pear cactus to name a few. Sedona Mountain Bike Academy was created as a platform for certified mountain bike instructors to offer lessons, clinics, and adventure among...
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