Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green
Events

Virginia Green

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival
Harrisonburg, 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.

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

The Turner Pavilion and Park is part of the Harrisonburg Farmers' Market; whose mission it is to provide the public with easy access to fresh, nutritious, locally-produced goods.

The Rocktown Beer and Music Festival is committed to helping the environment.

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) 
- Plastic bottles 
- Paper 
- Other actions taken related to recycling: City of Harrisonburg

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 

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: 
- Avoid box lunches and service trays/platters of food instead 
- Encourage the use of mass-transit and/or carpooling to the event 
- 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 

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival    Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

For more information on Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, see www.rocktownfestival.com or contact Kim Kirk at kim.kirk@harrisonburgrva.gov or 540-432-8932.

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.

Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Virginia is for Lovers