Sedona Chamber Celebrates Earth Day with Free Reusable Straws

 

straw free bannerIn 2018, The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau joined forces with the City of Sedona, Sedona Compost, Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Sustainability Alliance to launch Straw Free Sedona, a campaign that encourages local businesses and their patrons to cease use of plastic straws.

Since then, dozens of businesses have pledged to avoid one-time use plastic straws from their inventory; a small step towards a more sustainable Sedona. Initial reports have shown that since the launch of the campaign, over a half million plastic one-time use straws have been eliminated in Sedona!

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2019 the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (SCC&TB) has donated 10 reusable stainless-steel straws to participating restaurants for their first 10 patrons!

Be one of the first ten customers at the following businesses to receive a free usable straw:

  1. 89Agave
  2. A Sunset Chateau
  3. Alma de Sedona Inn
  4. Agave Highlands Golf Course
  5. Black Cow Cafe
  6. Briar Patch Inn on Oak Creek
  7. ChocolaTree Organic Oasis
  8. Cress on Oak Creek
  9. Cucina Rustica
  10. Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
  11. El Portal Sedona Hotel
  12. Etch Kitchen & Bar
  13. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen
  14. Hideaway House
  15. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
  16. Holiday Inn Express Sedona – Oak Creek
  17. Indian Gardens Cafe & Market
  18. Local Juicery
  19. Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
  20. Oaxaca Restaurant & Rooftop Cantina
  21. Oregano’s Pizza Bistro
  22. Pisa Lisa
  23. PJ’s Village Pub
  24. Plant 2 Platter
  25. Poco Diablo Resort
  26. Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals
  27. Red Rock Gelato
  28. Reds
  29. Secret Garden Café at Tlaquepaque
  30. Sedona Beer Company
  31. Sedona Golf Resort
  32. Sedona Pizza Company
  33. Sedona Poké Company
  34. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
  35. Sedonuts
  36. ShadowRock Tap + Table
  37. TC’s Bar and Grill
  38. Thai Palace Uptown
  39. The Hudson
  40. The Melting Point
  41. Village Lodge

 

Thank you to the following businesses who have eagerly jumped on this sustainable initiative. Although the elimination of plastic straws is a small step towards less waste on land and in the water, there are many more initiatives that can be put into action; such as decreasing use of plastic bags and Styrofoam containers. Perhaps your home or business can work towards zero-waste or use your food waste to compost your new vegetable garden.

Which initiative will you lead? How will you change the world on Earth Day?

Learn more and view all participating businesses at StrawFreeSedona.com. This is one of many sustainable initiatives forthcoming in the Sustainable Tourism Plan.

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