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James Madison University- Phillips 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- Phillips Hall

Phillips Hall houses two large retail dining locations.

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
- Filter the grease to prolong its life 
- Use our grease to make bio-diesel 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Plastic 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- 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 
- Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters 
- Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk 
- 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 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk 
- 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) 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have evaluated existing ovens and other kitchen equipment for energy efficiency 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. 

James Madison University- Phillips Hall    James Madison University- Phillips Hall

For more information on James Madison University- Phillips 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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