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ēkōˌto͝orizəm - any form of visitation that focuses on traveling to natural environments with a mission to learn about and ultimately help protect those environments.
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.
The City of Flagstaff has been named one of five national winners in the 6th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by pledging to reduce their water use by 82.3 million gallons of water. Residents made nearly 16-thousand pledges to cut water use by over 82-million gallons as part of the competition. The annual month-long public awareness campaign promoted drought resiliency and water quality. Learn More
The American Lung Association has named Flagstaff a Cleanest US City for year-round particle pollution.
Awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2001, the City of Flagstaff became the World’s First International Dark Sky City.
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.
City Council sustainability goals include residential and business programs for water conservation, recycling, waste removal, regional transportation and development.
The Flagstaff Sustainability Office has created a ReThink Waste Plan, which outlines our community’s waste prevention and recycling goals.
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As a traveler, you can be part of the solution. As tourism recovers from the pandemic, we have an unprecedented opportunity to start things fresh and choose a more sustainable path forward. There’s never been a better time to rethink past habits and reshape the way we travel!