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Captain George's Seafood Restaurant- Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, 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.

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant- Virginia Beach

We are a high volume, locally owned Seafood restaurant that is dedicated to our guests, our employees, our environment and our community at large.

We joined because we respect our environment and our community and we want to not only take, but give back as well. We also think we can be a positive trendsetter in our restaurant community.

We purchase locally grown/caught edibles whenever possible and make an effort to be proactive in implementing the latest positive environmental trends.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are made from bio-based materials 
- Use disposable containers that are recyclable 

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

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Newspaper 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Electronics equipment - computers, etc. 
- Donate excess food from events 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- 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 screen based ordering systems 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Use high-efficiency hand dryers 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Purchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 

Use Water Efficiently
- 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 waterless urinals 
- Other Activities: We have tankless water heaters.

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have had an energy audit to identify efficiency opportunities 
- Have a numeric goal to reduce energy usage over time 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) 
- Have individual thermostats for each room 
- Have installed additional insulation 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 
- Use LEED criteria when developing new buildings 

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For more information on Captain George's Seafood Restaurant- Virginia Beach, see www.captaingeorges.com or contact Kristina Chastain at kpchastain@captaingeorges.com or 757-428-3494.

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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