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.
Flamenco Restaurant joined the program “because we all have to save this world for future generations, we have to keep this world in good or better shape.”
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service itemsRecycle GreaseRecycle and Reduce Waste
Use Water Efficiently
| - Glass (required for Virginia Green) |
| - Toner Cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) |
| - Batteries |
| - Electronics equipment - computers, etc. |
| - Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste |
| - Purchase locally grown produce and other foods |
| - Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Purchase durable equipment and furniture |
| - Use reused building materials or those from sustainable sources |
| - Use less toxic materials |
| - Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks |
| - 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) |
| - Use rain barrels (www.epa.gov/reg3esd1/garden/index.htm) |
| - Track overall energy bills |
| - Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) |
For more information on Flamenco Restaurant, see
or contact Ales Gregor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-787-7780.
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.