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The Swiss Bakery
Springfield, 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 Swiss Bakery

We are a retail bakery and cafe.

We deliberately included Green design elements when we expanded and renovated our second bakery, including the following: - Millwork of bamboo plywood with low-VOC water-based finishes - Display countertops of Neapolitan Strand bamboo - Service countertops of PaperStone (laminate recycled paper) - Backsplashes of Ecoresin sheets with floating rings of bamboo - Yolo zero-VOC latex paints using mild protein - Non-toxic water-based finishes to seal woodworking - Solvent-free pigments, varnishes and adhesives - LED lights and compact fluorescent lightbulbs - Energy-efficient, tankless hot water heater - Water-efficient low-flow toilet - Use of recycled and salvaged cabinets, chairs and appliances - Use of recycled wood from the Swiss Embassy Residence

We buy locally-grown, seasonal produce.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
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Recycle Grease
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Recycle and Reduce Waste
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Use Water Efficiently
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Conserve Energy
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For more information on The Swiss Bakery, see www.TheSwissBakery.com or contact Laurie Weber at info@theswissbakery.com or 703-321-3670.

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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