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James Madison University- East Campus Dining Hall
Harrisonburg, 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.

James Madison University- East Campus Dining Hall

James Madison University's East Campus Dining Hall is a residential dining facility.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Do not use disposable containers 

Recycle Grease
- Use our grease to make bio-diesel 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Plastic 
- Cardboard 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Have numeric goal to reduce overall materials that go to the landfill 
- 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 reusable dishware and glassware & minimize use of disposables 
- Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters 
- Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk 
- Use water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles 
- Print menus on recycled content paper with soy-based inks 
- 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 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Purchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use less toxic materials 
- Use 'integrated pest management' (IPM) 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- 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) 
- Have waterless urinals 
- Have an effective storm water management plan 
- Have rain gardens 
- Maintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 
- Use lighting sensors to turn on / off lights 
- Use occupancy sensors to turn on / off lights 
- Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. 
- Use LEED criteria when developing new buildings 
- Achieved LEED certification (please indicate the LEED certification in the ‘other’ box below) 
- Other Activities: LEED certified GOLD

James Madison University- East Campus Dining Hall    James Madison University- East Campus Dining Hall

For more information on James Madison University- East Campus Dining Hall, see www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSMA/JMU/Home.htm?LocationID=4810 or contact Caroline Rust at rustcw@jmu.edu or 540-568-5731.

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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