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Naylor's Beach Triathlons & Duathlon
Warsaw, 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.

Naylor's Beach Triathlons & Duathlon

RMS is an event production company specializing in triathlons.

RMS is renewing its membership in Virginia Green to reflect its commitment to a greener society.

RMS purchases locally produced products and supplies, purchases organic or sustainably grown food, and educates our participants about our efforts to reduce our environmental impacts,

For more 'green' specific information : www.richmondmultisports.com

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Recyle.
- Have in place clearly marked recycling locations and/or containers. Please check the items that visitors to your facility are able to recycle: (minimum of 2 required) 
- Glass bottles 
- Aluminum cans 
- Plastic bottles 
- Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Composting of food & other compostable items 

Minimize the use of disposable food service products.
- Use disposable food service items that are made with recycled content 
- Use disposable food service items that are recyclable in your area 
- Use compostable food service items and direct this material to available composting operations in your area 

Printed Materials.
- Use electronic registration, correspondence, and forms instead of paper forms 
- Print brochures and other printed items on recycled content paper 
- Purchase/use paper products with 30% or higher recycled-content 

Waste Reduction.
- Track overall solid waste costs (required for Virginia Green) 
- Chose a location/venue that shares a similar commitment to reducing its environmental impacts and include green specifics in contracting. Please provide the "green details" on the venue: 
- Arrange for the composting of food waste and other compostables 
- Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters 
- Use water pitchers to minimize the use of single-use bottles 
- Avoid box lunches and service trays/platters of food instead 
- Purchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Encourage the use of mass-transit and/or carpooling to the event 
- Provide for recycling of boxes and other set-up wastes 
- Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 

Green Signage.
- Have a link on our website to the Virginia Green Events webpage 
- Have a green event section on our events webpage highlighting all of our green activities 
- Have signs at the event registration which list all of our green activities 
- Use the Virginia Green logo on signs and on recycling containers 
- Have quantified our greening efforts and will post estimates of the reduced environmental impacts (you could use some sort of pollution calculator, such as www.cleanerandgreener.org/resources/pollutioncalculator.htm) 

Naylor's Beach Triathlons & Duathlon    Naylor's Beach Triathlons & Duathlon

For more information on Naylor's Beach Triathlons & Duathlon, see www.richmondmultisports.com or contact Matt Kirkendall at matt@richmondmultisports.com or 804-303-4833.

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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