Blogs: Sustainability

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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Azulita Project is now certified as a Sustainable Business at the Advocate/Gold level

Azulita Project in Flagstaff promotes environmental conservation, especially plastics reduction. Programs include consulting with local schools and business on reducing single-use plastic, and driving local awareness through print and digital media, plastic-free events, and conversations with local government. They helped...
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Rose Tree Inn upgraded their Sustainable Business Certification to Innovator/Silver Level

In early 2018, Rose Tree Inn in Uptown became only the second lodging establishment to achieve recognition as a Certified Sustainable Business. According to owner Malachy (Mal) Wienges, he heard about the certification at a Lodging Council meeting and wanted...
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27 Acres

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 18, 2020 As one of the agencies charged with implementing the Sustainable Tourism Plan, we at the Chamber are always alert for opportunities to help improve Sedona’s quality of life and environment....
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Pink Jeep Tours is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level

It’s hard to miss Pink Jeep Tours, with their unique paint jobs and wind-blown tourists. They have been providing guided tours for over 60 years in Sedona. But you might not know that PINK is green! Their business model reduces...
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Eye Boutique of Sedona is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver

It didn’t take much convincing for Dr. Carolyn Martin to certify Eye Boutique of Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek. When she heard Darcy Hitchcock speak at a Rotary meeting in early 2017, she quickly became one of the...
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Economic Recovery

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 4, 2020 It’s not too late to try something completely new this Labor Day weekend, especially if you have friends or relatives visiting. Why not volunteer together? The concept of “voluntourism” is...
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