Downtown Tucson Gift Card is your Key to Local Treasures

The Downtown Tucson Gift Card is becoming part of the downtown Tucson revitalization movement and more than 70 businesses are on board. This week we are taking you to five shops that sell very different products, but have very similar goals: to provide the customer with the best experience and most unique products. The Downtown Tucson Gift Card is now available for anyone that wants to explore and experience these downtown establishments.

5 pointsDowntown has been expanding beyond Congress and Broadway, and just south of these streets is a special corner where South 6th St. and Stone Ave. meet. This street corner is filled with great little wonders like the 5 Points Market & Restaurant.  5 Points was started by two friends that were inspired by good food, and kept saying, “If we had a restaurant, this would be on the menu.” The restaurant serves Brunch and Lunch daily. Their inspiration comes from local farmers, ranchers, and artisans to create a distinguished menu from Smoked Salmon Benedict, Huevos Rancheros to sandwiches and tortas.  5 Points has a relaxed environment where you can seat yourself inside or now that the weather is starting cool down, you can enjoy your lunch on the outside patio. Their service is fast and does not disappoint customers. While you are there, shop for some local and organic home essential groceries from their market place. 5 Points is a great neighborhood market, restaurant, and cafe. 

gibson marketIn the need of groceries? Head over to the new Johnny Gibson’s Downton Market.  Johnny Gibson’s is a Downtown a unique shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else downtown. Where else can you enjoy a cold beer or a nice glass of wine while doing your weekly grocery shopping, other than Johnny Gibson’s? They offer a great variety of fresh deli meats, seafood, produce, a bakery and so much more. The Downtown Tucson Gift Card can be used to buy local food sold at the market, such as Santa Cruz Chili and Spice or Isabella’s Ice Cream.  If you are a busy college student or a hardworking Tucsonan, Johnny Gibson is open until midnight, so stop on by and use your Downtown Tucson Gift Card for dinner or groceries. 

While exploring the downtown area, a cup of coffee never hurts as the weather begins to cool down. Stop by Exo Roast Co in the Historic Warehouse District and use your Downtown Tucson Gift Card to grab a cup of the best coffee around the area. The owners Exo Roastof Exo Roast like to incorporate regional foods as a staple of the roasts, including mesquite and chiltepins, to offer traditional coffee beverages with great diversity. With the Downtown Tucson Gift Card, you can buy yourself, or friends, a unique cup of coffee. Or if you’re a regular coffee connoisseur, you can use your Gift Card to buy a coffee subscription to receive your choice of roast on a regular basis, to your doorstep! The incredible diversity of coffee from around the world is roasted by hand on a cast iron, gas-fired, vintage German roaster and all their baristas are trained “to tell a coffee’s story.” Stop by Exo Roast and experience the taste of delicious fresh coffee.

Carly Quinn DesignsAfter grabbing a bite to eat, stop next door at Carly Quinn Designs. Carly Quinn Designs started about five years ago when the owner decided to pursue her passion for art. The Downtown Tucson Gift Card is accepted in this beautiful studio and it can used to buy unique, custom, hand glazed tiles that embody Tucson and the Southwest. The owner of Carly Quinn Designs is inspired by her Southwestern surroundings, old Arabic tile motifs, and Art Nouveau designs to name a few. The tiles sold in Carly Quinn Designs can be used to decorate any surface of your house and they make great gifts that will be appreciated by anyone because it is an unusual and beautiful talent. Stop by and support Carly Quinn Designs and contribute to the local shopping movement this holiday season!

EcogroThe Downtown Tucson Gift Card can also be used to shop at EcoGro. Unusual plants and gardening education is a great gift for friends and family, and the owners are proud to offer their products to the Tucson community. EcoGro provides education to anyone looking to expand their knowledge on aquaponics, gardening supplies, and sustainable growing. So stop on by if you’re looking to cultivate you’re knowledge of healthy cultivation. EcoGro also sells pots and anything you might need to create the most successful garden, and for more tips follow check out their blog!

We hope by now that you can see that the Downtown Tucson Gift Card is not simply for restaurants or bars, but for many other unique shops! This holiday season, make your life easier and give the gift of localism and let the unique shops in the heart of Tucson impress your loved ones.


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MariSol Federal Credit Union Receives National Recognition for Their Capacity to Serve

lsOn Sept. 24, MariSol Federal Credit Union, based in Phoenix, Ariz. was the second credit union to receive the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation in a national rollout.

The Juntos Avanzamos Program originated in November of 2005 at the Texas Credit Union League (which recently merged with other regional leagues to form the Cornerstone Credit Union League) as an immigrant outreach program designed to help credit unions attract and serve the growing Hispanic market in Texas.

MariSol Federal Credit Union’s designation is one of only two outside of the Cornerstone Credit Union League (Cornerstone League). The Cornerstone League, the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) and Coopera, a full-service Hispanic market solutions company with specific focus on credit unions nationwide, have been working together to foster a collaborative effort to bring this program to a national credit union audience. The program will initially focus on the southwest, where it will be promoted and supported by the California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues, the Credit Union Association of New Mexico and the Mountain West Credit Union Association.

In order to earn the prestigious Juntos Avanzamos designation, credit unions must complete an extensive application to determine the credit union’s “capacity to serve”, requiring information about what products and services the credit union offers to specifically address the needs of the Hispanic market, as well as what strategies they are utilizing to serve this important demographic group.

fuerza-local-300x109MariSol Federal Credit Union has worked with Local First Arizona’s Hispanic Business initiative Fuerza Local for their Accelerator Program. The goal of the Accelerator Program is to educate business owners so they can elevate themselves and their communities. This six month class is designed to teach Spanish speaking business owners the critical fundamentals for owning and operating a successful business. The 6th Accletor class is beginning soon, with over 60 graduates. Every program, MariSol Credit Union opens a new line of credit per business for each business owner enrolled.

“MariSol is humbled to be a part of this effort by the Cornerstone League and now taken national jointly with the Federation. As a low income designated, CDFI certified, and community development credit union, this Juntos Avanzamos designation highlights our commitment to financially underserved populations. Our mission is to empower our members through financial inclusion. Everyone is entitled to fair services for a fair price. Juntos Avanzamos means Together We Advance, and for MariSol, we are delighted to take the path forward, hand in hand, with all our members,” explained Robin Romano, President/CEO of MariSol Federal Credit Union.

MariSol Federal Credit Union is a $34M in assets credit union based in Phoenix, Arizona, which serves a growing membership of nearly 7,000 members. Visit for more information.

Thank you for everything you do in the community, MariSol Federal Credit Union!


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Sustainable Tucson, Educating and Empowring Citizens

sustainable tucsonSustainability is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days but some people often find themselves wondering, what does it really mean and how does it apply to everyday life? Sustainable Tucson is a non-profit organization that helps to answer those questions for the Tucson and Southern Arizona community. Sustainable Tucson is a “grassroots organization that builds regional resilience and sustainability through awareness raising, community engagement, and public/private partnerships.” Paula Schlusberg is a member of Sustainable Tucson’s Core Team; a group of volunteers who collaboratively direct the programming and direction of Sustainable Tucson. Paula describes the work of the organization simply as trying “to keep (sustainability) in the front of people’s minds” and to “move towards a resilient future”.

One of the ways Sustainable Tucson does this, is by offering monthly public meetings. These public meetings are where citizens can come and learn about the sustainability efforts in Tucson and to educate themselves on specific sustainability issues. Other organizations from around Southern Arizona come to the meetings and often present, and discuss, their work and mission to attendees. Paula says that the meetings inspire action by individuals to make a difference. Individuals are encouraged to get involved with organizations that are working in areas of sustainability, that they feel passionate about, or where they want to make a difference. Sustainable Tucson also encourages people to take action by providing information for use in advocacy  on a wide array of sustainability issues, both local and national/global.  If you want to get involved with the organization or simply to attend a meeting or attend a meeting. You can visit their website to find when their next meeting is, and what upcoming events they have. 

Tucson is a special place with great people and organizations, and is a place that has unique sustainability issues. Sustainable Tucson understands the value of networking and working as a community to solve problems and to address sustainability. By working together and not against each other, more resources and efforts can be put towards the same goals, and Sustainable Tucson aims to help companies and organizations make those connections with one another. Paula said that the same goes towards supporting and growing a strong sustainable local economy. We “really want to see local businesses viewing themselves as part of a network, acting not just as individuals, but working with other local businesses as a larger local organization”.

festival 4Volunteers from Sustainable Tucson, in the spirit of celebration and education, is putting on the 5th Annual Envision Tucson Sustainability Festival. The festival this year is on October 18th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the YWCA of Southern Arizona. The idea behind the festival is to give the public an “opportunity to see the variety of organizations in our community, to celebrate what we’re (the community) doing, and to see how we can get others involved so that we can make a difference”. It will be a great family fun-filled event with vendors, displays, exhibits, demonstrations, and speakers, all there to celebrate and educate people of the amazing sustainability work being done around Southern Arizona. One of the speakers there will be Local First Arizona’s Director, Kimber Lanning, discussing the implications that a strong local economy has on a sustainable future for Arizona. Be sure to bring your friends and family, because this will be an event you won’t want to miss! Find out more information and see a list of exhibitors and activities HERE.



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Solar Solutions for Northern Arizona

EV Solar Products is a locally owned business in Chino Valley, providing solar energy solutions to Yavapai County and Northern Arizona since 1991. Over the years, EV Solar has supplied hundreds of solar electric systems for homes, farms, and businesses.

“EV Solar installed our 1400 amp system with generator back-up in 1998 to provide 100% of the power requirements of our entire ranch (2 barns, house & well). The system has worked flawlessly, and the few times we’ve needed advice, assistance or service, the staff has been highly responsive and professional. We unequivocally recommend them.”
- Suncrest Ranch, Jan & Art Fetter, DVM, PhDev solar

They specialize in custom-designed solar electric systems. They also provide domestic and small business solar hot water systems and solar electric systems for remote water pumping. EV Solar features a full line of products, ranging from solar panels to components for solar electric and hot water systems.

EV Solar Product’s website easily provides the information needed to design and price your solasystem. If you are interested in installing solar energy for your home or business you can learn more at or you can contact them at (928) 636-2201. They are located at 2655 AZ-89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323. Their office hours are Monday thru Friday, 11AM to 5PM.

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Fuerza Local Spotlight: Priscyla Galindo and Melissa Ruiz, Inner Shot

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1896890_1455563221428404_411936189940205784_nPriscyla Galindo and Melissa Ruiz are the owners of Inner Shot, a mobile coffee bar that delivers a selection of handcrafted locally-roasted coffee, hot chocolate, teas, and refreshing smoothies. Priscyla and Melissa pride themselves in providing quality products crafted using the freshest local ingredients available. But above all, they strive to give each customer a unique and authentic service experience – not just a great cup of coffee, a true “cup of joy”. Priscyla and Melissa are members of the most recent cohort of Fuerza Local’s Business Accelerator program, which graduated in June 2015.

11148378_1442062199445173_2001124577351277653_n“What inspired us to start Inner Shot was a series of events. My parents worked very hard to build a future for our family. Along the way my father started a business. My sister and I became involved and learned many aspects of how to run a business and we became interested in the coffee industry. Like a saying goes, “While you’re busy making other plans, life happens.” The initial plans did not go through, but we decided to continue despite the challenging circumstances and make it happen for our family. The concept evolved to what it is now, Inner Shot Coffee Catering.”

To learn more about the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program, click here.


Priscyla Galindo Y Melissa Ruiz, Inner Shot

11390160_1442093959441997_8016606299244358012_nPriscyla Galindo y Melissa Ruiz son dueñas de Inner Shot, un café bar móvil que ofrece una selección de café artesanal localmente tostado, chocolate caliente, té y batidos refrescantes. Priscyla y Melissa se enorgullecen de ofrecer productos de calidad hechos con los ingredientes más frescos y disponibles localmente. Pero, sobre todo, se esfuerzan por dar a cada cliente una experiencia de servicio único y auténtico – no sólo una buena taza de café, una verdadera “taza de la alegría”. Priscyla y Melissa son miembros de la última cohorte del programa Acelerador de Empresas de Fuerza Local, que se graduó en junio de 2015.

“Lo que nos inspiró a comenzar Inner Shot fue una serie de eventos. Mis padres trabajaron muy duro para construir un futuro para nuestra familia. A lo largo de la forma en que mi padre comenzó un negocio. Mi hermana y yo nos involucramos y aprendimos muchos aspectos de cómo dirigir un negocio y nos interesamos en la industria del café. Como un refrán, “Mientras estás ocupado haciendo otros planes, la vida pasa.” Los planes iniciales no sucedieron, pero decidimos continuar a pesar de las circunstancias difíciles y construir nuestro negocio para nuestra familia. El concepto evolucionó hasta lo que es ahora, Inner Shot Coffee Catering.

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Flagstaff Twitter Treasure Hunt

Local First Arizona and Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Flagstaff have partnered to bring a Shop Local, Give Local Twitter Treasure Hunt to Flagstaff, AZ from November 2nd to 6th. Treasure Hunters are invited to follow along on Twitter for clues about the local business holding onto a daily prize basket stuffed with local goodies! The whole week from Monday, Nov 2 through Friday, Nov 6th we will be tweeting clues leading treasure hunters to one of five different mystery locations to win.

On Monday Nov 2nd, starting at 8AM , tweets will be released from the Local First Northern Arizona account (@LFANorthernAZ) and the Bookmans Flagstaff account (@BookmansFlag) revealing clues about the location of the daily prize baskets.

think local buy local be local chalkboard“This collaboration of local businesses in Flagstaff is what we’re all about. Local businesses build vibrant communities and this partnership between Bookmans and LFA is a fun, interactive way for people to explore their city and win great local items.” says Jenny Strickland, Localist Program Coordinator at Local First Arizona.

Clues will be released from both accounts throughout the day, the beginning clues will be very difficult and then get easier as the day progresses. Once a treasure hunter discovers the business they must go in and say “I love local business!” to win. The first person to arrive in person will be the winner.

“Look no further than your twitter feed,” says Caity Evans, Event Liaison from Bookmans, on how participation and winning is as easy as following along on Twitter, “We are proud to bring to our little mountain town the first ever Shop Local, Give Local Twitter Treasure Hunt. Celebrate the local shops, restaurants, and bars that help make this town so great!


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What’s Your Story? Learn How to Tell It.

10616941024_69ed98b92e_o-300x300Have you ever read a book you can’t put down? Heard a great speaker captivate the room? Read an online blog that you can’t stop scrolling through? 

When hearing a well told, strategically shaped story you are engaged and care about the outcome. Research has show that individuals are motivated by emotional, story-telling appeals significantly more than rational data and facts. Storytelling can inspire loyalty, action, and create a sense of of intimacy, urgency and empathy faster than other communication methods. When it is focused on attracting people to your cause or business, storytelling is the most powerful tool in an entrepreneur’s kit.

Megan Finnerty, journalist/writer/storyteller, says, “Every great leader needs five key stories to get their messages out to the public, and to reinforce their values internally.” Finnerty will be speaking to Local First Arizona (LFA) business members on October 19th teaching leaders about Storytelling For Fun and Profit for LFA’s Monthly Business Seminar Series.

Participants will:

  • Personally experience the emotional pull of a well told, strategically shaped story.
  • Learn how and why storytelling can create a emotional connections between people faster than other communication methods.
  • Learn the two must-have stories every leader needs to be able to tell to customers.
  • Learn the three must-have stories every business leader needs to be able to tell to staffers and potential investors.
  • Leave with knowledge about the next step; including training, reading and Valley based education opportunities.

Storytelling for Fun and Profit, presented by Megan Finnerty, is happening on Monday, October 19th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at CopperPoint Mutual (3030 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012) and costs $8 pre-pay or $10 at-the-door. RSVP here.
Seminars are currently only open to LFA Business Members, please email for information on LFA’s monthly seminar series.

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About the Presenter:

StaffPortraitsMegan Finnerty is an Arizona Republic reporter, emcee, and founder of the Arizona Storytellers Project. In her own words she is a professional listener. She blends human connection into captivating stories and shares her thirteen years of journalism experience helping guide people to their most important narratives.

Finnerty has shared her expertise with over 460 individuals including CEOs, rock stars, Olympic athletes, politicians and entrepreneurs teaching them how to tell a compelling first-person story and make connections with their audiences. She has hosted more than 70 nights of live storytelling since founding Arizona Storytelling Project in 2011. These nights blend the authenticity and hype-free discipline of storytelling as an art form with the truthfulness, community-building and empowerment that’s at the heart of great journalism. She also prefers a bold lip to a smoky eye.

Finnerty is speaking to LFA Business Members without compensation because she enjoys helping others find their story and is a big supporter for local business!


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Back Under The Water Tower

Gilbert Art Walk 1Image via Gilbert Art Walk Facebook

The fourth annual Gilbert Art Walk is kicking into full swing again, taking place on the first and third Saturdays from 9am to 1pm until March. Located at the Water Tower Plaza in downtown Gilbert, patrons can enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled afternoon discovering up-and-coming and well-known artists. Since September 2011, the Gilbert Art Walk has become a blossoming event for artists to showcase and sell their creations. The Gilbert Art Walk accepts artists in a wide variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, collage, three-dimensional art, calligraphy, architecture, photography, conceptual art, printmaking, jewelry, and many others. Artists qualify to be part of the venue through a jury selection process performed by other artists in the group.

Gilbert Art Walk 2Image via Gilbert Art Walk Facebook

This biweekly event is centrally located, close to Hale Centre Theatre, Postino Wine Cafe – East, Liberty Market, The Farmhouse Restaurant, Joe’s Real BBQ, Bergies Coffee Roast House, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, and many more local businesses. Even more exciting – this eclectic event takes place the same time as the nearby  Gilbert Farmers Market. Now, you can swing by both events when in Gilbert on a Saturday morning, grab a bite to eat, peruse through a great collection of art for your newest art piece, kickstart your holiday shopping, and pick up some farm fresh eggs and locally grown veggies all within walking distance of each other. Admission and parking is free to the public too! Learn more about this great event in the heart of Gilbert on their website or check out the Art Walk’s latest updates on their Facebook page.

Written by Somlynn Rorie

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The 11th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival

certified_local_fest_300x250Local First Arizona will host the 11th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Portland Parkway (10 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. 

“There is no other festival or event like the Certified Local Fall Festival, it is a completely unique event to Arizona,” said Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning. “This festival highlights everything that Arizona has to offer, from one-of-a-kind local shops, boutiques, and restaurants to Arizona-made wine, beer, and spirits.”

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Practical Art at the Fall Festival 2015.

The Certified Local Fall Festival has grown into one of Downtown Phoenix’s premier community events, having been named Best Free Festival of Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times in 2011.

This year’s festival will feature more than 100 vendors with some of Arizona’s favorite local businesses; food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks; the Hensley Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits from Wren House Brewing Co., Mother Bunch Brewing, Mother Road Brewing Company, Historic Brewing Company, AZ Wilderness Brewing Co., Sun Up Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewery, San Tan Brewing Company, Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, Pillsbury Wine Company, Dektown Cellars, Grand Canyon Wine Co., Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, 3 Amigos Tequila, and Arizona Distilling Company; live entertainment from some of Arizona’s most talented musicians at the Entertainment Stage; crafts and activities for kids and families provided by Kidstop Specialty Toys and Books; the Scottsdale Cat Clinic Bounce House; the Good Food Finder booth sponsored by Raise Arizona; the Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Musical Instrument Petting Zoo; a raffle with gift cards and prizes from local businesses; an online silent auction featuring items and experiences, along with staycation packages across the state; and much more.


Kids make a human tower in front of the bounce house at Fall Festival 2014. Picture via D’Elia Photographic.

According to Lanning, new studies show that when Arizonans support local and independently owned businesses, up to four times more money stays and circulates in the local economy to support local job creation, strong schools and local services, and vibrant and diverse communities. “The Certified Local Fall Festival is a fun way to engage the community with the local business community and remind them about the benefits of supporting local businesses,” said Lanning.

Furthermore, a thriving local business scene contributes to a community’s strong sense of place. Lanning points to a recent Knight Foundation study which shows “connection to place” as the single-most leading indicator in places that have prosperity. “We need to be sure that people living here feel connected to this place, and locally owned businesses play an important role in that connection. The Certified Local Fall Festival brings thousands of people out to celebrates Phoenix’s unique sense of place and inspires them to be proud to call Arizona home.”

Duck and Decanter at Fall Festival 2014.

Duck and Decanter at Fall Festival 2014.

The Certified Local Fall Festival is presented by Local First Arizona and is sponsored in part by Upward Projects, Pride Group, Hensley Beverage Company, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, PikFly, APS, Coiffeur’s Salon, Meritus, Think! Graphic and Printing Solutions, Brand X T-Shirts, Bashas’, and D’Elia Photographic.

Entrance to the Certified Local Fall Festival is free. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase on site for $1 each. Food samples can be redeemed for one ticket and beverage samples can be redeemed for two tickets. Local business vendors will be selling a variety of unique gifts and products, prices will vary. The first 500 attendees to arrive at the festival will receive a handmade gift bag (sponsored by Adobe Awning) filled with goodies from participating local businesses. Public transportation is highly encouraged as the festival is easily accessible from the Valley Metro Light Rail station at Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

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Leading the Linen Industry

Specialty Textiles, a Phoenix-based, independently-owned commercial linen service, is paving the way for its industry to go green – and saving money while doing it.  In January 2012, Specialty Textiles became one of the first major commercial laundry companies to be LEED certified and the first LEED certified laundry company in Arizona.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a prestigious and rigorous building certification that recognizes the best and most environmentally sustainable building practices.

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To become certified, Specialty Textiles invested in renovations to complete energy-efficiency retrofits and upgrades at their 27,000 square foot facility.  The upgrades included installing efficient washing machines that reduce water consumption by 60% to 70% compared to their previous washers.  The new washers can clean a pound of linens with a single gallon of water, compared to the three gallons required to wash as many linens with the old system, and special care is taken by the company to ensure re-washing is unnecessary.  With this reduced-impact cleaning system, Specialty Textiles saves the community over 150,000 gallons of water per day.  

To reduce energy, Specialty Textiles completed an extensive lighting retrofit to convert to high-efficiency lighting that saves 145,000 kilowatt hours per year and implementedFullSizeRender (3) an electronic invoicing system to reduce paper waste by 35%.  These upgrades, as well as others to their HVAC system and equipment motors amount to a greenhouse gas reduction of 115.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. This is equivalent to removing 21 cars off the road every year.

Other Sustainability Initiatives
Specialty Textiles did not stop their sustainability efforts with the LEED certification. They implemented a recycling program throughout their company and eliminated paper towels from restrooms, opting for electric hand dryers instead.  72% of their waste is currently diverted from Arizona landfills.  They encourage their employees to decrease their greenhouse gas emissions through incentivizing the use of hybrid cars for commuting to and from work.  Additionally, they monitor their wastewater for pH and other pollution levels to ensure they are not damaging the natural waters to which they flow out to.

FullSizeRender (5)The Benefits of Going Green
For Specialty Textiles, sustainability has translated into financial savings through cost reductions.  Specialty Textiles washes 1,000,000 pounds of laundry per week from restaurants and hotels throughout Arizona, which requires a lot of energy!  Using less energy through efficiency improvements dramatically reduces the company’s electricity, natural gas, and water bills.  Sustainable practices also have a trickle down effect to customers and clients.  Resorts and restaurants are able to decrease their own environmental impacts through using Specialty Textiles as a sustainable linen service.  This provides valuable marketing opportunities for the Specialty Textiles’ clients, while allowing access to new markets, such as conferences and retreats that wish to hold a “green” event. We are proud to have members that are creating good jobs in our community while also being good stewards of the environment.

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