SEDONA, Ariz. – June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Red Rock Cathedral is becoming a Green Model of Hope for Earth’s children. “To keep Sedona healthy and enhance global cooling, our community is taking bold measures,” said Green Sedona founder Matthew Turner, a 34 year old environmental scientist. “Turner offers simple natural solutions which raise the green bar for his Generation X, plus Y and Z,” said Suzy “Chapstick” Chaffee, co-chairman of the partnering Native Voices Foundation.
What motivated Turner was Bill Moyers’ Mount Sinai Medical study that found his body (like ours) contained a soup of 84 industrial chemicals: 31 types of PCBs, 13 dioxins, and pesticides like DDT.
“Together we can reverse the resulting two billion Earth Citizens suffering and dying from cancer alone, while preventing smog, a major cause of global warming,” said this “Turner of the Tide.”
According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), synthetic household cleaning products, paints, and cosmetics are pumping 100 tons of pollutants daily into Southern California’s air, ranking second to tailpipe emissions, yet are more dangerous since they are indoors (http://www.mindfully.org/Air/2003/Home-Chemicals-Smog9mar03.htm).
“If we love Sedona and truly wish to be stewards of this beautiful land, then we must make every effort to plan and strive for a sustainable environmental future for generations to come,” agrees Mayor Pud Colquitt.
“Green Sedona Business Recommendations” with incentives include: Natural construction materials and cleaning products, banning synthetic fragrances like Canadian cities, low flow toilets, solar and wind energy, “Energy Star” appliances and lighting, replacing lawns with native plants, hybrids or bio-diesel vehicles, recyclable shopping bags, local organics, plus mercury filters in dental offices (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Business/story?id=1544322).
Community leaders will join Turner in presenting this realistic approach to the Mayor and Council at City Hall at 6 p.m. June 26th. “I am grateful to over 1,000 Sedona-ites who helped us join the pioneering US cities who replaced pesticides/herbicides on our roads with Vitamin C-cide and weeding,” said the eco-maverick.
Each year the Mayor will host an awards celebration for “Sedona’s Green Business Heroes,” including window stickers and plaques designed by model youth to let customers know “Who’s Green.”
“God bless Matthew for enlightening us on how we each can make a monumental difference by simply going natural,” said Steven “Bennie” Benedict, founder of “Touch the Earth Adventures.”
“I envision Sedona as a model city that encourages sustainable living in harmony with its environment,” said Councilman Rob Adams.
Native Voices Foundation (NVF) has enlisted Stanford University and the National Tribal Environmental Council to bring their expertise to this project. “It’s priceless, the power of a model!” said Chaffee.
NVF is a 501(c)3 Colorado partnership of American Indian leaders and Olympians to “create joyful unity through sports and education to help heal Earth of all our children.”
For more info see www.greensedona.org
News issued by: Native Voices Foundation
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