Vacations Help Visitors Contribute to the Local Community
Scottsdale’s world-class amenities let travelers relax in unmatched luxury. So why not return the favor to the city that has given so many great memories and experiences?
The Fairmont Scottsdale’s Sonoran Eco-Education package offers visitors a one-night stay with breakfast and a guided private half-day hike that teaches participants how to enjoy nature without leaving a mark. Guests who arrive in a hybrid vehicle also will be rewarded with complimentary overnight valet parking. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/scottsdale.
Visitors inspired by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert can help keep it safe in one of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s trail projects. Currently, 16,460 acres of Scottsdale’s land is designated as a natural preserve and, upon completion, the plan will protect nearly one-third of the city’s land from development. As a volunteer, guests become active participants in the conservation of the Preserve and learn how to protect the Earth’s natural resources. Trail projects include everything from planting new cacti to repairing eroded trails. For more information, visit www.mcdowellsonoran.org.
Enjoy nourishing, good-for-you food while giving back to the environment and local communities in Arizona. Restaurateur Sam Fox and healthy living expert Dr. Andrew Weil have collaborated to create True Food Kitchen. The restaurant’s eco-friendly agenda is carried out through every detail from utilizing low voltage lighting to using locally grown produce. Guests can enjoy one of True Food’s sustainable wines or in-house purified water knowing they’re doing their part to preserve the environment and reduce waste. And, since 65 percent of the produce found on the menu comes from local farms, visitors are helping to support Arizona’s local farmers and communities. For more information, visit www.foxrc.net.