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John Neville  |  President and Founding Board Member of Sustainable Arizona

Tell us a little about your background and how you ended up in Sedona.
My wife and I are New Englanders who lived 30 years in Minnesota before moving to the Southwest – youth in the East – adulthood in the Midwest – aging in the West. I’ve been a business consultant in learning systems, corporate communications and sustainable development.

Please give us a brief overview of goals and progress for the latest initiatives at Sustainable Arizona.
Sustainable Development is where everything comes together to help improve the quality of life today and for the future, and all of our projects are focused with that mindset.
Verde Resilient Communities is a network of organizations working in different ways to end our economic dependence on fossil fuels. The goal is to help create resilient, self-reliant communities. Read more

December 5, 2011 4:10 pm

What is your role with Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation?

I’m the Executive Director of both Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation.  Local First Arizona provides a means for people to better connect with locally owned businesses.  Another Local First Arizona mission is to help people understand that we have been “buying ourselves broke.”  Our society seems to have a never-ending thirst for cheap goods manufactured far, far away – which is economically and environmentally impossible to sustain and hurts local businesses. Read more

February 11, 2011 4:51 pm