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Virginia Green

LPGA Kingsmill Championship
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.

LPGA Kingsmill Championship

The Kingsmill Championship is an LPGA golf tournament that brings many of the best female players from around the world to Williamsburg, Virginia.

A Landfill Free Event is a commitment to move away from our dependence on landfills and to keep the green in golf. We are also an Audubon Certified Golf Course; Kingsmill is a member of Virginia Green, ISO 14001 Certified, IACC Green Star Gold Certified, and a Virginia Clean Marina.

We have a pastry kitchen that creates the breads and pastries for our Mill Café. Our golf courses are Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certified. We use BMP ponds to irrigate our grounds and golf courses. Most of the products in our Spa are organic or natural. We have converted over 75% of the Resort to energy efficient lamps.

For more 'green' specific information :

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
- Have in place clearly marked recycling locations and/or containers. Please check the items that visitors to your facility are able to recycle: (minimum of 2 required) 
- Glass bottles 
- Aluminum cans 
- Plastic bottles 
- Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Composting of food & other compostable items 
- Other actions taken related to recycling: Collection and sorting to improve recycling percentage.

Minimize the use of disposable food service products.
- Use disposable food service items that are recyclable in your area 
- Use compostable food service items and direct this material to available composting operations in your area 

Printed Materials.
- Use electronic registration, correspondence, and forms instead of paper forms 
- Print brochures and other printed items on recycled content paper 

Waste Reduction.
- Track overall solid waste costs (required for Virginia Green) 
- Chose a location/venue that shares a similar commitment to reducing its environmental impacts and include green specifics in contracting. Please provide the "green details" on the venue: 
- Arrange for the composting of food waste and other compostables 
- Have a contract for environmentally-friendly, portable restrooms ( 
- Purchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Encourage the use of mass-transit and/or carpooling to the event 
- Provide for recycling of boxes and other set-up wastes 
- Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 
- Other actions taken to reduce solid waste: Composting all food wastes and committed to making the event "landfill free"

Green Signage.
- Have signs at the event registration which list all of our green activities 
- Other actions taken related to green signage: Created single-stream recycling signage to educate guests on what can be recycled and composted.

LPGA Kingsmill Championship    LPGA Kingsmill Championship

For more information on LPGA Kingsmill Championship, see or contact Michael Gordon, CHMM at or 757-253-3995.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see

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