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Aberdeen Barn
Williamsburg, 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.

Aberdeen Barn

“Where you'll enjoy, from the fires of our open hearth grill, the finest USDA Top Choice Corn Fed Beef, properly aged and cooked to your taste. Or should you prefer, seafood, fresh from the bay, our menu selections meet the same high standards of quality.”

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
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Recycle Grease
- Filter the grease to prolong its life 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Plastic 
- Newspaper 
- Cardboard 
- Packing Supplies 
- Batteries 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Compost food waste and other compostables 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- Purchase organic and / or 'sustainably-grown' foods 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Purchase recycled content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Use reused building materials or those from sustainable sources 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use less toxic materials 
- Other Activities: Recycles steel cans and office paper

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Use ceiling fans 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Have ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors 
- Other Activities: Working with eco group; Donating waste oil for bio-desel project; Member of "Greening Williamsburg"

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For more information on Aberdeen Barn, see www.aberdeen-barn.com/ or contact J. C. Morton at kmjcm@aol.com or 757-229-6661.

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

Virginia GreenVirginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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