Virginia Green is a partnership program between Virginia DEQ, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), and Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VHTA). Virginia Green promotes practical pollution prevention techniques in all sectors of Virginia’s tourism industry.
1. Reduce the environmental impacts of the tourism industry 2. Increase environmental awareness of the industry and its customers 3. Make the tourism industry more profitable through employment of green practices
Visitors to Virginia care about the environment and so does our Tourism Industry!
That is the main premise behind Virginia Green. It is a network of tourism-related organizations and programs that are committed to protecting and promoting the environment. Virginia Green Lodging was the first established program in the Virginia Green Network, but criteria are now being developed for all sectors of the tourism industry!
Minimum “core activities” have been developed for each of these sector categories, and they are encouraged to become as “green” as possible! Virginia Green “profiles” are developed for each facility; therefore, “environmentally-savvy” guests can shop for the “green” amenities that they value!
Facilities who join Virginia Green are those who realize that Virginia ’s tourism industry is closely linked to our beautiful Natural Resources. We all receive many benefits from protecting our environment, but here are some benefits that come directly from participating in Virginia Green!
For More Information: Tom Griffin, Consultant to the Virginia Green Program Greener Results Sustainability Services 804.986.9119; Tom@GreenerResults.com
How to Join Virginia Green Lodging
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