Hotels & Lodging Facilities
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.
We are an eco-friendly Inn and Hostel. Comfortable, affordable lodging conveniently located in Charlottesville.
We take great effort and pride in being a positive impact on our environment. We want to be part of a larger force of change.
Our continental breakfasts are local and/or organic. We have beautiful edible gardens for guests to use and enjoy. We rent bikes for the optimum eco-friendly way to explore Charlottesville.
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 |
| - Steel cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
| - Electronics equipment such as computers, etc. |
Use water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Use bulk soap dispensers instead of individual soaps/shampoos in guest rooms |
| - Use refillable shampoo bottles rather than single-use bottles |
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Donate excess food from events |
| - Compost food waste and other compostables |
| - Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste |
| - Do not use any disposable containers, dishware, cutlery, or cups |
| - Use cloth napkins |
| - Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk |
| - Use water pitchers to minimize the use of single-use bottles |
| - Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms |
| - 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.) |
| - 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 |
| - Use reused building materials or those from sustainable sources |
| - Use latex, low or no-VOC paints |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Use integrated pest management (IPM) |
| - Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping |
| - Other Activities: edible landscaping|
| - We do not host conferences or events |
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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.