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Business Sustainability Resources

Following are some resources that have been used by Verde Valley businesses to enhance their sustainability efforts. VVREO has paused certification activity for now. You are encouraged to use the Sustainable Business Certification Assessment Framework below and the other listed tools to guide your sustainability efforts.

Sustainable Business Certification Assessment Framework, VVREO

Green Business Bootcamp, Local First Arizona

Going Green & Going Smart, APS

River Friendly Living, Friends of the Verde River


VVREO Certified Sustainable Businesses


A and B
A Sunset Chateau B&B, Sedona (Silver)
Absolute Bikes, VOC (Bronze)
Alive Today / Unmaskit, Sedona (Gold)
Ascend Hemp Oil, Sedona (Bronze)
Atlasta Catering, Phoenix (Silver)
Aumbase Sedona, Sedona (Bronze)
Authentus Group, Sedona (Silver)
Azulita Project, Flagstaff (Gold)
Blazin’ M Ranch, Cottonwood (Bronze)
Blue Meets Greens, Sedona (Silver)
Bodega Pierce, Clarkdale (Bronze)
Bonnie Lane Designs, Clarkdale (Silver)

C and D
Casa Natural, Sedona (Bronze)
Castle Hot Springs Resort, Castle Hot Springs (Bronze)
ChocolaTree Organic Oasis, Sedona (Silver)
City of Cottonwood, Cottonwood (Bronze)
City of Sedona, Sedona (Silver)
Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery, Camp Verde (Silver)
Courtyard by Marriott Sedona, Sedona (Bronze)
Cucina Rustica, Sedona (Bronze)
Damian Bruno & Danielle Giann/Coldwell Banker, Sedona (Bronze)
Drew Clark/Roy Grimm Russ Lyons Sotheby, Sedona (Bronze)

E, F and G
El Portal Sedona Hotel, Sedona (Bronze)
El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano, Sedona  (Bronze)
Element Sedona Hotel, VOC (Silver)
Enchantment Resort, Sedona (Silver)
Enriching Life Forever, Sedona (Bronze)
Eye Boutique of Sedona, Village of Oak Creek (Silver)
Friends of the Verde River, Cottonwood (Silver)
Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen, Sedona (Bronze)

H, J, K and L
Healthy World Sedona, Sedona  (Gold)
Holiday Inn Express Sedona-Oak Creek, VOC (Gold)
Indian Gardens Café & Market, Sedona (Bronze)
Junipine Resort, Sedona (Bronze)
Kahtoola, Flagstaff (Silver)
Karen Dunlap/Coldwell Banker, Sedona (Bronze)
Karen’s Gluten Free Bakeshop, Sedona (Bronze)
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Sedona (Gold)
L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona (Silver)
Laser Girl Skincare, Sedona and Prescott (Bronze)
Layla’s Bakery-Cafe, Sedona (Bronze)
Loo Loos, Rimrock (Silver)



M, N, and O
Make Sedona My Home, Sedona  (Silver)
Manzanita Outreach (Gold)
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, Sedona (Bronze)
Momo’s Kitchen, Sedona (Bronze)
Nick of Time Productions, Clarkdale (Silver)
Oaxaca Restaurant, Sedona (Bronze)
Old Town Center for the Arts, Cottonwood  (Bronze)
Organize A-Z, Sedona (Silver)

P. Q, and R
Page Springs Cellars, Page Springs (Silver)
Peace Place Gifts, Sedona (Silver) 
Penny Lane Photography, Cottonwood (Bronze)
Pin Drop Travel Trailers, Globe (Silver)
Pines Inn & Suites, Cottonwood (Silver)
Pink Jeep Tours, Sedona (Bronze)
Plant 2 Platter, Sedona (Silver)
Rose Tree Inn, Sedona (Silver)

Salt Mine Wine, Camp Verde (Bronze)
Science Vortex, Cottonwood (Bronze)
Second Harvest Products, Page Springs (Bronze)
Sedona Beer Company, Sedona (Silver)
Sedona Cedars Resort, Sedona (Bronze)
Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Sedona (Bronze)
Sedona Community Food Bank, Sedona (Silver)
Sedona Golf Resort, VOC (Bronze)
Sedona Integrative Medical Clinic, Cottonwood (Bronze)
Sedona International Film Festival/Mary D Fisher Theatre, Sedona (Bronze)
Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona (Bronze)
Sedona Mountain Bike Academy, Sedona (Silver)
Sedona Philosophy, Sedona (Bronze)
Sedona Recycles, Sedona (Silver)
Sedona Wine and Beer Tours, Sedona (Bronze)
Sherab Khandro Sacred & Contemporary Art, Sedona (Silver)
Shor Solutions, Sedona (Silver)
Sinagua Malt, Camp Verde (Silver)
Sky Ranch Lodge, Sedona (Silver)
Smart Window Creations, Clarkdale (Silver)
Snap Fitness - VOC, Village of Oak Creek (Silver)
Snap Fitness - West Sedona, Sedona (Silver)
Southwest Wine Center, Clarkdale (Silver)
Sterling Accounting & Tax, Cottonwood (Silver)
Sunrise Vista Suite, Clarkdale (Silver)
Synergy Lounge & Kitchen, Sedona (Silver)

T, U, V, X, Y, and Z
The Cactus Pad, Cottonwood (Bronze)
The Gathering Place, Sedona (Bronze)
The Wilde Resort and Spa, Sedona (Silver)
Tlaquepaque, Sedona (Bronze)
Town of Clarkdale, Clarkdale (Silver)
Trailhead Tea, Sedona (Bronze)
United Way of Yavapai County, Prescott (Bronze)
Veganification, Sedona (Silver)
Verde River Growers, Cottonwood  (Bronze)
Verde Valley Naturopathic Medicine, Sedona (Bronze)
Verde Valley Sanctuary, Cottonwood (Bronze)
Verde Valley School, VOC (Silver)
Verve Events & Tents, Cottonwood (Bronze)
Village Yoga, VOC (Silver)
Vino di Sedona, Sedona (Bronze)
Wine Tours of Sedona, Sedona (Bronze)
Wyndham Sedona, Sedona  (Bronze)
Yogi Yoga Wear, Sedona (Bronze)


What Are the Benefits of Business Sustainable Practices?

By going through the certification self-assessment, businesses, organizations, and local governments will recognize the sustainability practices currently implemented in their operation and learn new ways to become even more sustainable. Being certified offers additional marketing benefits and access to special events. This process has numerous benefits for those seeking certification such as:

  • Engaging employees;
  • Building a sustainable brand and/or reputation;
  • Attracting the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market;
  • Reducing wasted resources (water, energy, solid waste) and associated costs;
  • Increasing efficiency and/or reducing costs;
  • Reducing environmental and social risks; and
  • Reflecting the identity and values the business, organization, or local government has embraced.

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Past Programs

Advancing Business Sustainability in the Verde Valley

On March 30, 2023 members of the Verde Valley community came together to learn about resources that help align businesses with sustainable targets. Sustainable business practices can save money, delight customers, and attract and retain great employees. Programs and organizations in the Verde Valley that assist business in becoming sustainable were presented.

Participants were introduced to programs that answer questions such as, Is your Verde Valley business using sustainable practices? If you are working to reduce waste, reuse existing materials, conserve water, minimize energy use, and strengthen the community, you could be gaining recognition in the community.

Verde Valley sustainability leaders are working to help regional businesses become more sustainable. In the attached slides meet program leaders in the area and learn about available resources.




Program and Community Contacts 

Town of Camp Verde
Economic Development Office
385 S. Main St.
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

City of Cottonwood: Tricia Lewis 
Tourism & Economic Development Director 
W: 928-340-2729

Town of Clarkdale: Ruth Mayday 
Community Development Director 
W: 928-639-2505

Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

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