Policy & Best Practices
The SEDI Institute
The SEDI Institute recommends policy positions to SEDI Leadership for adoption, encourages robust discussion in all aspects of sustainable development including regional economic development, energy efficiency & renewable energy, regional food, natural resources and more.
The SEDI Institute also manages the Sustainable Community Indicators (SCIP) program. One of its major projects for 2013-2014 is local food. To that end, it is facilitating the efforts of regional agricultural and food organizations, growers, ranchers, and commercial food buyers to develop systems that will help ensure a greater level of local food production, safety and security while enhancing sustainable job creation and business development.
SEDI Regional Food Production & Security Team leader, Jonathan Netzky, speaks about the Local Beef Market in Flagstaff
APRIL 10, 2012
MARCH 5, 2012
Rose Houk – Arizona Daily Sun – March 1, 2012
How do you keep them down on the farm? It’s been a universal lament among farmers and ranchers everywhere for a long time, how to keep young people interested and working in agriculture when they’re lured away by bright city lights. And it was the topic of the day at the Diablo Trust’s annual meeting in Flagstaff late last month.
JANUARY 9, 2012
Theresa Bierer – Flagstaff Business News November 18, 2011
Despite living at 7,000 feet where Mother Nature follows her own rulebook, a group of people is working to increase options for locally grown food.
Come and enjoy sustainable building in the cool pines of Flagstaff! This year, the tour is also featuring local community and school gardens. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about renewable energy, urban gardening, permaculture, rainwater harvesting, xeriscaping and much more.
June 30, 2011
Summer – a time of gardens, farmers markets, and an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit. Supporting local food initiatives is one of the most effective strategies for advancing sustainable economic development. Regional food economies help communities by providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables and enhancing livelihoods of local farmers. Investments into local food initiatives are sustainable because a community that is able to grow and distribute its own food is more resilient against food shortages, food prices are more stable, and less energy is used for food distribution.