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.
Bacon’s Castle is the only surviving example of High Jacobean architecture in North America and the oldest, surviving, documented brick dwelling in Virginia. The Site operates as a house museum & historic site open for general visitation and private group tours. Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’s Castle educates the public on the value of sustainable business practices and incorporates green principles in all we do.
Bacon’s Castle is committed to pollution prevention and look forward to joining Virginia Green attractions. Preservation Virginia's ongoing commitment to historic preservation is consistent with the best practices of
protecting environmental resources. Both historic and natural resources are finite and important to preserve for future generations. Bacon's Castle hopes that other stewards of historic preservation resources will join Virginia
Green attractions as responsible businesses and encourage others to protect our shared ecosystems.
Bacon’s Castle uses two well water systems
to provide potable drinking water and garden irrigation. Morning and as-needed garden irrigation practices are employed to help conserve water consumption. Water consumed at Bacon’s Castle does not enter into any storm drains or other drainage areas and is recycled on-site. The main house employs a French drain that leaches hard surface rain water into the water table for recycling.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service products.Reduce solid waste. Use water efficiently. Conserve energy.
| - Glass bottles |
| - Cardboard |
| - Plastic bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Office paper |
| - Printer/copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Electronics equipment - computers, etc. (may be required law) |
For more information on Bacon's Castle, see
or contact Todd Ballance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-357-5976.
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.