Hotels & Lodging Facilities
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
Virginia Beach, 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.
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel is located at the exclusive northern end of the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Our hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere, right in the middle of all Virginia Beach has to offer. Direct beach access, indoor/outdoor pools and upscale dining are just a few of the great amenities you can expect when you stay here.
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Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid waste
| - Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: |
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
| - Electronics equipment such as computers, etc. |
Use water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Track overall solid waste costs |
| - Have a numeric goal to reduce overall materials that go to the landfill |
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Recycle fryer grease |
| - Donate excess food from events |
| - Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste |
| - Use disposable foodservice items that are made from renewable materials (not petroleum-based) |
| - Use disposable foodservice items that are made from recycled content |
| - Use disposable foodservice items that are recyclable (in your area!) |
| - Use and compost disposable containers made of compostable material (corn, bamboo, potato starch, sugarcane, etc.) |
| - Use cloth napkins |
| - Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk |
| - Use water pitchers to minimize the use of single-use bottles |
| - Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms |
| - Purchase recycled-content paper-towels and toilet paper |
| - Remove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible |
| - Reuse scrap paper for notes |
| - Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) |
| - Purchase recycled paper with a high-percentage recycled content |
| - Make double-sided photocopies and avoid making extra photocopies |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible |
| - Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Use latex, low or no-VOC paints |
| - Re-use paint thinners |
| - Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Use integrated pest management (IPM) |
| - Include the availability of "green meetings/conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences & Events) |
For more information on Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, see
or contact Duane Gauthier at email@example.com or 757-425-9000.
For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Virginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.