Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

Camp OutBack
Luray, 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.

Camp OutBack

We have a tent only campground for basic camping enjoyment.

We want to preserve the beauty of Virginia and our area for the next generations

We have a River cleanup to remove flood debris, trash & tires each year. We purchase locally when possible.

For more 'green' specific information : WAITING ON SUBMITTAL OF A CAMPGROUNDS APP

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Recycle
- Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: 
- Plastic Bottles 
- Aluminum cans 
- Cardboard 
- Fluorescent lamps 
- Batteries 

Reduce solid waste
- 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 
- 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 latex, low or no-VOC paints 
- Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 

Use water efficiently
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Use water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high use 
- Have installed low flow faucets and showerheads (use less than 2.5 gallons per minute) 
- Have installed low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons per flush or less) 
- Have landscaping that utilizes native species 
- Have minimized our lawn area 
- Have minimized impervious areas (paving, concrete, etc.) 

Conserve energy
- Use natural lighting (i.e., open draperies and raise shades whenever adequate light from windows is available) 

Camp OutBack    Camp OutBack

For more information on Camp OutBack, see www.shenandoahriver.com or contact Nancy Sottosanti at canoes@shenandoahriver.com or 540-743-4159.

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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