Hotels & Lodging Facilities
Holiday Inn Oceanside
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.
Holiday Inn Oceanside
An Oceanfront hotel with 149 guest rooms along with a lobby bar and full service restaurant
Our Hotel, Ownership Group and Management Company are all focused on reducing our footprint because of our local community, staff and our repeat guests. Which leads us to our concern about the beach area and what the future will look like.
Our Managment Company, Crestline Hotels and Resorts has designed and established EarthPact. The EarthPact Mission Statement is:
As a Crestline Hotel, we are dedicated to facilitating global change. We are empowering every Crestline associate to drive us towards our goal of being a premier leader in environmentally responsible lodging. Significant changes must be made to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to aid in the global effort for environmental change.
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 |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Electronics equipment such as computers, etc. |
| - Other Activities: Waste Management|
Use water efficientlyConserve energy
| - Track overall solid waste costs |
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste |
| - Do not use any disposable containers, dishware, cutlery, or cups |
| - 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 |
| - Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) |
| - Purchase recycled paper with a high-percentage recycled content |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible |
| - Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Use reused building materials or those from sustainable sources |
| - Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping |
For more information on Holiday Inn Oceanside, see
or contact Joe Hemerka at email@example.com or 757-491-1500.
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.