[ˌekōˈto͝orizəm, ˈēkōˌto͝orizəm, ˈekōˌto͝orizəm] - any form of tourism that focuses on traveling to natural environments with a mission to learn about and ultimately help protect those environments.
ECOTOURISM - FLAGSTAFF
Looking for eco-friendly and responsible travel vacations with memory-making experiences and adventure? Visitors, subject experts and media have recognized Flagstaff as the destination offering the cleanest crisp mountain air within the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest and the world’s first international dark sky city.
At 7,000’, there is an expectation for responsible use of the epic beauty surrounding this mountain and college town offering an abundance of social and green tourism opportunities.
CITY OF FLAGSTAFF
MAYOR CORAL EVANS
“Flagstaff is an ideal destination for eco-tourism. We take pride in our natural environment and activities that support and sustain it. The city has made great progress in identifying and working to meet our sustainability goals and those apply to tourism, too. From our earned designation as a “Bicycle Friendly Community” to being named one of “the darkest, quietest and cleanest places on Earth,” we are excited to expand the city’s eco-tourism offerings for our visitors and residents alike.”
The American Lung Association has named Flagstaff a Cleanest
US City for year-round participle pollution.
Awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2001, the City of Flagstaff became the World’s First International Dark Sky City.
City Council sustainability goals include residential and business programs for water conservation, recycling, waste removal, regional transportation and development .
56 miles of city maintained urban trails traverse in a city-wide network for
non-motorized, shared used-use pathways for bicyclists, walkers, hikers and runners in the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest.
ECO FRIENDLY - FLAGSTAFF
For those who choose to travel in a way that shows respect to nature
and does not contribute to its degradation.
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