The Pin Drop Team was notified this week that the Sustainability Alliance, a collaborative coalition of local non profits guiding the Sedona/Verde Valley region toward a sustainable future, has sustainably certified Pin Drop Travel Trailers at the Innovator/Silver Status.
The Sustainable Business Certification is based on four scientific principles of a sustainable society including:
the reduction of non-renewable energy and materials
the minimization of pollution and waste
the protection of ecosystems
the meeting of human needs
According to the standards of the Sustainability Alliance, the Silver/Innovator creates positive impacts like generating some of their own electricity and involving employees in decision-making among other criteria.
"We work really hard to integrate sustainable practices into our business strategy and even our personal approach to adventure travel. This is part of our company core values and our own personal values as people and as parents and as members of our community," said Ruth Ellen Elinski, co-owner and director of communications for Pin Drop. "We are so proud and are so excited to hear of our recent status at the Silver level."
The Pin Drop company core values include a focus on Leave No Trace principles and highlight the theory that it is possible to enjoy the outdoors without negatively impacting it. A few features that support this philosophy include the solar integration on each unit that fully powers all amenities and features; the meticulously insulated cabin (R13 equivalent) which eliminates the need for heating or cooling in most climates; and the small aerodynamic design keeping you nimble, yet with storage and cargo capacity for all the additional adventure gear needed for an exceptional experience in the wild, remote, and outdoors.
Read more about this Silver/Innovator Level Sustainable Certification recognition, Pin Drop's best practices for sustainability (including being housed in a 115 year-old historic building) in the full Press Release from the Sustainability Alliance website here.