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.
Perfect Flavor creates customized gourmet ice cream from organic and local ingredients, handmade in single batches.
"We strive to be a sustainable business because it's the right thing to do. It's achievable, it's ethical and it's imperative. We can't choose to use local food, supporting local farmers, and then go about filling the same land with plastic ice cream spoons that practically never disintegrate; it would be dissonant, and undermine both our integrity and the quality of our product. We strive to consider each decision we make as a company in the light of the Seventh Generation principal. We ask 'Will this abrogate the ability of future generations to meet their needs?'"
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 made from recycled content paper |
| - Use disposable containers that are recyclable |
| - Other Activities: Spoons for eating the ice cream are made from corn|
Recycle and Reduce Waste
| - Other Activities: No Grease Used|
Use Water Efficiently
| - Glass (required for Virginia Green) |
| - Aluminum Cans |
| - Plastic |
| - Newspaper |
| - Cardboard |
| - Packing Supplies |
| - Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) |
| - Track overall waste bills |
| - Donate excess food from events |
| - Compost food waste and other compostables |
| - 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 |
| - Purchase recycled content paper towels and toilet paper |
| - Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms |
| - Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Purchase durable equipment and furniture |
| - Use latex paints that are low-VOC |
| - Track overall water usage and wastewater |
| - Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks |
| - Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) |
| - Track overall energy bills |
| - Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) |
| - Use natural lighting|
Source of energy
| - Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. |
| - Other Activities: T-shirts of organic cotton, workers paid living wage plus health care, 10% profits to charity|
For more information on Perfect Flavor, see
or contact Lynsie Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-209-0996.
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.