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Virginia Green

Virginia Green

Virginia Green is a new program that offers environmentally friendly travel options to visitors who are passionate about the environment.

The program awards Virginia Green status to lodging partners, restaurants, attractions and other destinations that take important steps to reduce harmful effects on the environment.

Virginia Green is a partnership between the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA). DEQ is responsible for Virginia Green certification. Certified businesses commit to voluntary, waste-reducing activities such as recycling, optional linen service, water and energy conservation, green cleaning, purchasing environmentally friendly products and other steps that help reduce harmful environmental effects.

Virginia Green launched in pilot phase in 2006, with DEQ working with VHTA to educate businesses such as hotels, inns and B&Bs about the benefits of green practices.

In April of 2008, VTC launched VirginiaGreenTravel.org as a gateway to the state’s certified green tourism businesses to help travelers incorporate green travel options into their vacation in Virginia. The new site also has convenient links to Virginia state parks, outdoor adventure programs, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, eco-friendly events, green getaways and travel tips.

For green travel story ideas visit www.VirginiaGreenTravel.org

News: Virginia Connects the Green Dots for Eco-Conscious Travelers
http://www.virginia.org/pressroom/release.asp?id=85