Sedona AZ (March 7, 2020) – The City of Sedona’s Sustainability Coordinator, McKenzie Jones, will speak at Keep Sedona Beautiful’s Preserving the Wonder(tm) Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 11th at 5:30 pm at KSB’s historic Pushmataha Center on 360 Brewer Road.
“Sedona is already experiencing the effects of climate change, including rising temperatures and increased risk of drought, wildfires and flooding. These changes threaten Sedona’s economy, environment, infrastructure and quality of life,” said Ms. Jones. Please join KSB for a conversation with Ms. Jones about how the City of Sedona is reducing its impact and working to adapt to our changing climate. Learn about the City’s efforts to develop a Climate Action Plan, and how you can participate.
McKenzie is the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Sedona. She draws on her background in environmental policy to find innovative strategies to address the climate crisis. McKenzie began her career working above tree-line for the Appalachian Mountain Club, which strengthened her understanding of conservation education. Most recently, she worked for the City of Flagstaff where she oversaw sustainability programming on waste diversion, food policy, and natural areas.
In 2014, McKenzie was recognized with the Tom Moody Award for her leadership in preserving 2,700 acres of open space land at Picture Canyon and Observatory Mesa in Flagstaff. She currently serves on the boards of Oak Creek Watershed Council, Flagstaff Foodlink, and Coconino Cooperative Extension. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law from Lafayette College and a Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University.
The evening will include complimentary appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano, refreshments provided by KSB and is free to members, residents and visitors – all are welcome.
Keep Sedona Beautiful’s monthly Preserving the Wonder(tm) Speaker Series is held the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. It focuses on presenting a diversity of programs relevant to the unique environment of our region.
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that, by acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protecting and sustaining the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area, now and in the future. KSB activities range from education and advocacy to hands-on tasks such as litter lifting, as well as preserving the quality of Oak Creek and maintaining Sedona’s dark, star-studded night skies. For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful