Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green
Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

The Uptown Inn
Victoria, 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.

The Uptown Inn

A unique bed and breakfast Inn.

to do our little part

we purchase local at the produce stand when possible

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen service
- Have signage in each guest room explaining the linen reuse procedures 
- Train housekeeping staff on our process for optional linen service  
- Minimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals 

Recycle
- Plastic Bottles 
- Aluminum cans 
- Newspaper 

Reduce solid waste
- Track overall solid waste costs 
- Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items 
- Reuse scrap paper for notes 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping 

Use water efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater costs 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have minimized our lawn area 

Conserve energy
- Have individual thermostats for each room; ensure they are correctly adjusted 
- Have adopted a policy/practice to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms 
- Have adopted a policy/practice to turn off fans, computers, monitors and other devices in unoccupied rooms at the end of the workday or when otherwise not being used 

The Uptown Inn    The Uptown Inn

For more information on The Uptown Inn, see www.theuptowninn.com or contact Jennifer Mattox at theuptowninn@yahoo.com or 804-402-5249.

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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