Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Certified Sustainable Businesses

220 views

Published on

This is a sampling of businesses that have been certified under the Sustainability Alliance's Sustainable Business Certification. www.SustainabilityCertifications.org

Published in: Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Certified Sustainable Businesses

  1. 1. Become a certified SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS A project of the Sustainability Alliance www.SustainabilityAllianceAZ.org www.SustainabilityCertifications.org
  2. 2. What types of organizations are certified? • Apparel • Artists/Galleries • Builders/Contractors • Entertainment venues • Food production • Lodging • Medical • Municipality • Non-profits • Nursery • Personal development • Professional services • Realtors • Restaurants • Retail • Schools • Transportation/tours • Vineyard/Winery
  3. 3. Three levels of certification BRONZE: CONSERVATIONIST SILVER; INNOVATOR GOLD: SUSTAINABLE
  4. 4. Eye Boutique of Sedona • Frames from recycled materials • Used glasses go to Malawi • Green cleaning products • Low-flow fixtures
  5. 5. City of Clarkdale, AZ • Permaculture garden • Requires native plants • Buys locally • Sustainability guidelines for builders
  6. 6. Yogi Yoga Wear • Workout clothes from recycled plastic bottles • Green cleaning products • Assesses employee satisfaction
  7. 7. Pedego Sedona Electric Bikes • Rents/sells electric bikes • 50% or more purchases are certified • Donates to conservation efforts • Educates customers
  8. 8. Taste of Marrakech • Local organic food • Recyclable take-away containers • Pay living wage • Involve employees in decision making
  9. 9. Verde Valley School • 75%+ waste diverted from landfill • Grows food for cafeteria • Grows food school lunches • Volunteers in community and Malawi • Publishing sustainability report
  10. 10. Old Town Center for the Arts • Recycles • Gives preference to durable/reusable items • Sponsors sustainable events
  11. 11. ChocolaTree Restaurant • Healthcare and above- market wages • Profit sharing to senior staff • All organic or ‘wildcrafted’ foods • Composts food waste • Buys green power
  12. 12. Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery • Geese, not pesticides • Passive solar fermentation • Cover crop for fertilizer • Pays a living wage
  13. 13. • Recycles your stuff • Hires disabled adults • Conducts free waste audits • Teaches in schools Sedona Recycles
  14. 14. Jay’s Bird Barn • Efficient lighting • FSC certified paper • Repurposes water jugs • Advocates/educates for conservation
  15. 15. El Rincon Restaurant • Recycles cooking oil to biofuels • Funded solar on schools • Offsets some carbon emissions • Donates to local community efforts
  16. 16. Artline Graphics • Chooses a green printer for clients • Green cleaning products • ‘Zero waste’ (90% diversion from landfill)

×