Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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Virginia Green

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill
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.

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

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
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Cardboard 
- Packing Supplies 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Batteries 
- Donate excess food from events 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use less toxic materials 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Have low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons or less per flush - 1.6 gpf) 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 
- Use of directional (downward-facing) lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas 

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For more information on Hot Tuna Bar & Grill, see www.hottunavb.com/ or contact B. Kassir at hottunavb4@cox.net or 757-481-2888.

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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