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Earth Day 2012: Green Parks Sustainability

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today released the Green Parks Plan to focus the bureau on sustainable management of national parks and key environmental issues ranging from reducing energy and water consumption to limiting waste to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases. “The Green Parks Plan is a comprehensive approach to sustainability that will reduce the […]

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Business Reducing Landfill Waste

Landfill reduction is a hot topic in sustainability circles these days. But reducing landfill waste may be difficult for many small businesses. Cecilia Chavez and husband Terry Calvo have teamed up with Frank Garcia and Jenny Zamora-Garcia to provide Flagstaff businesses with an easy way to reduce waste by recycling inkjet and toner cartridges. The […]

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Sale of Plastic Water Bottles Banned in Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park is eliminating the in-park sale of water packaged in individual disposable containers within 30 days under a plan approved today by National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional (IMR) Director John Wessels. Free water stations are available throughout the park to allow visitors to fill reusable water bottles. The park’s plan calls […]

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Lean Manufacturing Seminar

June 16  Lunch Seminar 11:30-1:00 at NACET, 2225 N. Gemini Dr.  Richard Baron will present the seminar, focusing on techniques designed to eliminate waste and streamline processes.  The no cost event will will include a live simulation of lean manufacturing.

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Why Did the Cannibal Move to Flagstaff?

FBN’s Business Book Review: Andy Kessler’s new book, Eat People and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs reads like Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead – lite. Early in the book, we find him lunching with Republican activist George Gilder (identified in his Wikipedia entry as a “techno-utopia intellectual”). Gilder dispenses this advice: the more you waste, […]

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Electronic Waste Drop Off

Flagstaff Earth Day 2011! The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm on the South Lawn of Flagstaff’s City Hall. The event will feature an electronics waste drop off station (11:30 am – 3:30 pm), a car seat recycling drop off, supervised bike parking, kids activities, exhibitors, music, food and more! The […]

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