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CROC'S 19th Street Bistro
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.

CROC'S 19th Street Bistro

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro in Virginia Beach offers coastal cuisine along with Caribbean, Middle Eastern and American fare. Dishes include seafood, certified Angus beef, and vegetarian with an award-winning wine list. Live music is offered on Thursday evenings and a DJ on weekend evenings.

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro is committed to environmental excellence and works to minimize environmental impacts whenever possible.

Sustainable menu items including Seafood Watch Program, organic wines and vodka InterfaceFlor modular carpet of about 45% recycled content Engineered hardwood flooring incorporating farm-raised lumber veneers, man-made substrates Caesar stone man-made solid surface countertops Color corrected fluorescent lighting Low VOC paint products New bar service coolers that are Freon-free New bar chairs have replaced wood and plastic chairs

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 compostable and direct this material to available composting operations in your area 
- Use disposable containers that are recyclable 

Recycle Grease
- Store the grease and have it picked up by rendering company 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Plastic 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Cardboard 
- Packing Supplies 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Batteries 
- Electronics equipment - computers, etc. 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Donate excess food from events 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- Purchase organic and / or 'sustainably-grown' foods 
- Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters 
- Print menus on recycled content paper with soy-based inks 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Purchase recycled content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Encourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use less toxic materials 

Use Water Efficiently
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Use water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high use 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Have low flow bathroom sink faucets and showerheads (sink faucets use no more than 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), showerheads no more than 2.5 gpm) 
- Have low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons or less per flush - 1.6 gpf) 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 
- Have an effective storm water management plan 
- Other Activities: Use solar hot water heating

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Use high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms and in canned lighting 
- Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) 
- Use ceiling fans 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 
- Use of directional (downward-facing) lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas 

CROC'S 19th Street Bistro    CROC'S 19th Street Bistro

For more information on CROC'S 19th Street Bistro, see www.CrocsEcoBistro.com or contact Laura Habr at eventplanning@Crocs19thStreetBistro.com or 757-428-5444.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

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