Blogs: Sustainability

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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Sedona Cedars Resort is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level

Sedona Cedars Resort has been locally owned since 1982. Managers Alicia and Rick Schneider are avid recyclers. “I hate seeing things go to landfill,” says Alicia Schneider. They use Cottonwood’s Buy-Sell-Trade Facebook group to find new homes for their discards....
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Sky Ranch Lodge is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

Sky Ranch Lodge on Airport Mesa was built by the Graham/Joynt family in 1977.  You’ll still see Gary Graham, SRL partner, working around the grounds or building guest room cabinets from reclaimed wood. In 2017 Victoria Naylor was hired as...
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Courtyard Sedona has received Conservationist/Bronze Sustainable Business Certification

It’s easier to be energy efficient if your hotel is brand new. But the Courtyard Sedona also helps visitors see Sedona in a carbon-friendly way. “When guest check in, we encourage them to use our free shuttle to get around...
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Absolute Bikes has received Conservationist/Bronze Sustainable Business Certification

The employees at Absolute Bikes Sedona don’t walk the talk, they bike it. Manager Nate Cain commutes from Cottonwood on his e-bike which he charges at home with solar power. Similarly, the service manager commutes from West Sedona on his...
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Cheers To ‘Creating a Sustainable Sedona’

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS January 3, 2020 January means festival season is coming –  VegFest, RunSedona, the Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF) and the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival are right around the corner. Our annual festivals make...
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