Traveling Green

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    Virginia Green 
    Nature Walks along the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
    Exploring at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. 

    Are you passionate about the environment? Here’s how to minimize the environmental impact of your Virginia vacation:


    • Stay at a Virginia Green Lodging facility. Nearly 500 hotels, B&B’s, and inns with commitments to recycling, optional linen service, and green conferences and meetings.
    • Visit Virginia Green Attractions. Virginia State Parks, museums, wineries, amusement parks, and music venues.
    • Eat Green! Virginia Green Restaurants recycle and provide eco-friendly disposables, conserve energy and water, and provide sustainable and local food choices!
    • Attend Virginia Green Events. More than 100 festivals and other events have qualified for Virginia Green!
    • Customer Feedback! The Virginia Green program only works when you provide constructive feedback and ideas to our participants….
    • AND….encourage other tourism operations to join Virginia Green!

    What Else can I do?

    Green Transportation

    • Virginia Green facilities are encouraged to promote public transit and carpooling and many even give discounts for hybrids and alternatively-fueled vehicles.

    Green Tours

    • Virginia provides for a wide array of “eco-tours”, and Virginia Green is currently developing new standards for tour operators. (due out soon!)

    Volunteer Green

    • Many conferences and regional tourism board provide green volunteer opportunities to help clean up coastlines and plant trees!
     
Last Updated: 9/15/2011 2:07 PM
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