Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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Virginia Green

Black Angus Grille
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.

Black Angus Grille

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are made from bio-based materials 
- Use disposable containers that are made from recycled content paper 
- Use disposable containers that are compostable and direct this material to available composting operations in your area 

Recycle Grease
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Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Plastic 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Cardboard 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Encourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 
- Have an effective storm water management plan 
- Use cisterns 
- Use drip line irrigation 
- Maintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. 

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For more information on Black Angus Grille, see www.primeribhouse.com or contact Bobby Mageras at bobby@blackangusgrille.com or 757-229-6823.

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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