Blogs: Sustainability

The Sedona Chamber welcomes three new Board members

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 31, 2020 The Sedona Chamber welcomes three new Board members this month while asking present leaders to stay engaged, echoing Abraham Lincoln’s famous adage that it is not wise “to changes horses...
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Verde Conservation Grant Program

Friends of the Verde River is pleased to announce the 2020 cycle of the Verde Conservation Grant program.  More than 50 local businesses and their customers contribute to the Verde Conservation Partner program which creates a fund to support two superb...
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Community Conversation #2: Stories from the Pandemic

Once the pandemic took hold in our community, we needed a way for all of us to see what was happening. We wanted to share positive stories of resilience. The Sustainability Alliance, in collaboration with OLLI-Sedona started hosting virtual dialogs....
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Processors Open Up on Glass-sorting Improvements

I wanted to share with you our inclusion in an online and print article on glass recycling. I was a presenter on a webinar sponsored by the Glass Recycling Coalition and this article came from the webinar presentation. It is...
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Healthy World Sedona advances to Advocate/Gold Sustainable Business Certification

Healthy World Sedona is the first organization to achieve Advocate/Gold level in the updated version of the Sustainable Business Certification, upgrading from their previous Conservationist/Bronze status earned in 2016 with the original criteria. HWS promotes a plant-based lifestyle to improve...
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Junipine Resort is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level

Sarah Estrada is a great example of how one person can make a difference. She was initially hired by Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon as a landscaper. But she was determined to apply her knowledge of sustainability which she...
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Destination Recovery Plan

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 12, 2020 Want to see sustainability in action? Check out Guidance Air and Sedona Air Tours. This week, they announced an end to all overflights within the city and surrounding neighborhoods, effective...
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Atypical Memorial Day Weekend

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 5, 2020 Memorial Day weekend drew a few surprised reactions around Sedona. Most did not expect heavy traffic or hotels reporting 91 percent occupancy. Others were surprised that some travelers did not...
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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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