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Annual AT&T Virginia Children's Festival
Norfolk, 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.

Annual AT&T Virginia Children's Festival

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) 
- Paper 
- Cardboard 

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 

Printed Materials.
- Use electronic registration, correspondence, and forms instead of paper forms 
- Use soy-based inks 

Waste Reduction.
- Track overall solid waste costs (required for Virginia Green) 
- Avoid box lunches and service trays/platters of food instead 
- Have a contract for environmentally-friendly, portable restrooms (www.polyportables.com/products.asp) 
- 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 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 

Green Signage.
- Have a green event section on our events webpage highlighting all of our green activities 
- Use the Virginia Green logo on signs and on recycling containers 

Annual AT&T Virginia Children's Festival    Annual AT&T Virginia Children's Festival

For more information on Annual AT&T Virginia Children's Festival , see www.festevents.org/events/current-events/26th-annual-t-virginia-childrens-festival/ or contact Domenick Fini at finid@festevents.org or 757-441-2345.

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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