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Kitchen 64
Richmond, 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.

Kitchen 64

Full-scale Greek-American restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

The owners and staff care about the environment and want to help move Richmond forward in its greening effort!

For more 'green' specific information : www.Kitche64.com

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 
- Other Activities: We are using aluminum foil on most items -- styrofoam only for "messy" take out.

Recycle Grease
- Use our grease to make bio-diesel 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Plastic 
- Newspaper 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Batteries 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Purchase locally grown produce and other foods 
- 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 
- Encourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 

Use Water Efficiently
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Have low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons or less per flush - 1.6 gpf) 
- Other Activities: low flow valve of pre-rinse faucet

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Use ceiling fans 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 

Kitchen 64    Kitchen 64

For more information on Kitchen 64, see www.Kitchen64.com or contact Katrina Giavos at fanmom@earthlink.net or 804-358-0064.

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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