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Virginia Green

Romano's Italian Bistro
McGaheysville, 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.

Romano's Italian Bistro

IT is a Italian restaurant

I decide to be a environment friendly for the future of my son

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are compostable and direct this material to available composting operations in your area 

Recycle Grease
- Periodically pump the grease traps 
- Have a contract with grease filtering company 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Use reusable dishware and glassware & minimize use of disposables 
- Use water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles 
- Encourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials 
- Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- 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 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have considered upgrading to an Energy Star Commercial Kitchen Package 
- Use high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms and in canned lighting 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Use ceiling fans 
- Have individual thermostats for each room 
- Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. 

Romano's Italian Bistro    Romano's Italian Bistro

For more information on Romano's Italian Bistro, see www.RomanosItalianBistro.com or contact rosario at rosarioalfieri@yahoo.com or 540-289-5770.

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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