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Star Lite
Richmond, VA


Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.

Star Lite

A fun Richmond Fan bar and restaurant with great food and great nightlife atmosphere.

Staff is committed to recycling and green practices and worked hard to find recycling system that works in a facility that has no alley access.

We offer locally-grown foods and beverages whenever possible.

For more 'green' specific information : www.starlitediningandlounge.com/

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are recyclable 
- Other Activities: We wrap leftovers in tinfoil. We do have some styrofoam containers but use only when necessary.

Recycle Grease
- Use our grease to make bio-diesel 
- Other Activities: Green Lights Biofuels

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Plastic 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Electronics equipment - computers, etc. 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- Print menus on recycled content paper with soy-based inks 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Use high-efficiency hand dryers 
- Purchase recycled content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Purchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use 'integrated pest management' (IPM) 
- Other Activities: We compost coffee grounds and some prep wastes

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Have low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons or less per flush - 1.6 gpf) 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have evaluated existing ovens and other kitchen equipment for energy efficiency 
- Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 

Star Lite    Star Lite

For more information on Star Lite, see www.starlitediningandlounge.com/ or contact Shannon Conway at skconway81@gmail.com or 804-254-2667.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

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