Hotels & Lodging Facilities
The Red Lantern Inn
Clifton Forge, 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 Red Lantern Inn
Casual, overnight accommodations in a 100 year old building in downtown Clifton Forge. Energy efficient renovation in 2010.
Reducing our footprint on the environment. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Purchase locally grown, organic food and locally made food items.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid waste
| - Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: |
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
| - Electronics equipment such as computers, etc. |
Use water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Use bulk soap dispensers instead of individual soaps/shampoos in guest rooms |
| - Use refillable shampoo bottles rather than single-use bottles |
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Donate excess food from events |
| - Compost food waste and other compostables |
| - Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste |
| - Do not use any disposable containers, dishware, cutlery, or cups |
| - Use non-bleached napkins and coffee filters |
| - Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk |
| - Use water pitchers to minimize the use of single-use bottles |
| - Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms |
| - Purchase recycled-content paper-towels and toilet paper |
| - Remove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible |
| - Reuse scrap paper for notes |
| - Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) |
| - Purchase recycled paper with a high-percentage recycled content |
| - Make double-sided photocopies and avoid making extra photocopies |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible |
| - Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Use reused building materials or those from sustainable sources |
| - Use latex, low or no-VOC paints |
| - Re-use paint thinners |
| - Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Use integrated pest management (IPM) |
| - Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping |
| - Include the availability of "green meetings/conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences & Events) |
For more information on The Red Lantern Inn, see
or contact Jo Ann Carter Gideons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-862-2027.
For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Virginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.