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Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, 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.

Mary Baldwin College

Dining facility for students, faculty, and guest.

As a campus wide , company, and community intiative. Compass group/Chartwells, which manages foodservice also supports Go Green iniatives.

Trayless Portion control Composting Clean plate-Green thumb company intiative Closed operation that used disposables only Reduced linen usuage for special events by refinishing tables

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
- Store the grease and have it picked up by rendering company 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Plastic 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Electronics equipment - computers, etc. 
- Have numeric goal to reduce overall materials that go to the landfill 
- 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 
- Use menus and table placards as opportunity to communicate green activities 
- 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 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Re-use paint thinners 
- Properly recycle and / or disposal of thinners and solvents (required by law) 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use 'integrated pest management' (IPM) 
- Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Have a numeric goal to reduce water consumption over time 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Minimize lawn areas 
- Minimize impervious areas (paving, concrete, etc.) 

Conserve Energy
- Have a numeric goal to reduce energy usage over time 
- Use high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms and in canned lighting 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 
- Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. 
- Use fuel efficient vehicles or hybrid vehicles 

Mary Baldwin College    Mary Baldwin College

For more information on Mary Baldwin College, see www.dineoncampus.com/mbc or contact Mary Vannortwick at mvannort@mbc.edu or 540-887-7167.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

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