Blogs: Sustainability

Chamber Supports Trail Fund

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 16, 2019   Surprising fact: federal funds pay for less than 25 percent of the cost of maintaining our world-famous trail system, and the percentage keeps getting lower. The shortfall is one...
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Certified Sustainable Business: Pines Motel

Pines Motel is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level. Anna May Cory and Bob Uveges have a gift for hospitality. After running several successful businesses around the country, they bought the Pines Motel in 2001 and have...
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The Gathering Place just became a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level

Everyone is welcome at The Gathering Place, a non-denominational, volunteer-run coffee house space in West Sedona that offers organic, non-GMO coffee and tea at no cost. As a donation-based nonprofit, The Gathering Place uses resources wisely. Board games, books, foosball...
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Atlasta Catering just became a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

Catering your Big Day doesn’t need to harm the planet. Steve and Kristine Short created Atlasta Catering to offer great food with a light footprint: minimal waste, renewable energy and lots of vegan options that even your carnivore guests will...
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Chamber wins Governor’s Award for Tourism Plan

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 9, 2019   It was what a community win looks like – a special moment for Sedona that happened the evening of July 23rd in Tucson. The moment happened because hundreds of...
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Sedona Chamber wins Governor’s Award for Sustainable Tourism Plan

Tucson Ariz. (July 24, 2019) The Sedona Sustainable Tourism Plan, a community response to the challenges of increased tourism spearheaded by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Arizona Cultural and Historic Preservation...
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Chamber’s Summer Events Continue

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 19, 2019   Remember when life was slow in the summer? In Sedona, not so much! Here are a few items from our July calendar: Last week we welcomed new Chamber Board...
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SIM: One of Many Improvements

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 28, 2019   It’s begun! Traffic fixes are happening after years of careful research, planning and discussion. Construction of the new roundabout at Jordan Road and SR 89A is just the first...
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4th of July: Best Way to BBQ

Fourth of July is coming up. Hot dogs, hamburgers. Even vegans may be throwing Gardenburgers on the grill. So which is better from a climate standpoint: briquettes or natural gas? Here’s your answer: The barbecue season has arrived. I went...
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Tips for buying rain barrels

There are a lot of rain barrel models available on the internet and also local shops. Some are quite pretty and resemble terracotta urns. Look for a model with a brass (not plastic) spigot and a hose attachment out the...
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Help is Important for Tourism Plan

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 14, 2019   It came up often during sustainability planning: everyone is glad Sedona is facing our traffic issues and as a result, taking a decisive new approach to both tourism and...
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Sedona E-Bike Tours just became a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

Susan Amon, owner of Sedona E-Bike Tours, helps residents and visitors understand Sedona from a new angle. Her rides foster “place-based tourism” that deepens knowledge and appreciation of local geography, ecosystems, and history – all from the sustainable comfort of...
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