Hotels & Lodging Facilities
Inn at Riverbend
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.
Inn at Riverbend
Bed and breakfast inn overlooking the New River and Appalachian Mountains.
The entire staff believes that we must maintain our environment for our benefit and the benefit of many generations to follow.
We purchase as much locally grown food as we can.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid waste
| - Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: |
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
Use water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Compost food waste and other compostables |
| - Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste |
| - Use disposable foodservice items that are made from recycled content |
| - Use and compost disposable containers made of compostable material (corn, bamboo, potato starch, sugarcane, etc.) |
| - Use cloth napkins |
| - Use water pitchers to minimize the use of single-use bottles |
| - Purchase recycled-content paper-towels and toilet paper |
| - Remove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible |
| - Reuse scrap paper for notes |
| - Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) |
| - Use refillable pens and toner cartridges |
| - Purchase recycled paper with a high-percentage recycled content |
| - Make double-sided photocopies and avoid making extra photocopies |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible |
| - Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Install carpet with sustainable or recycled content and low-VOC adhesives |
| - Use latex, low or no-VOC paints |
| - Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping |
| - Include the availability of "green meetings/conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences & Events) |
For more information on Inn at Riverbend, see
or contact Jeanne Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-921-5211.
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.