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.
We run the event down the middle of Broad st. in Richmond, Virginia. There is a downtown recycling program in place through TFC Recycling. They will allow us to use their containers and have offered to dump for us.
Broad Appetit is celebrating it's 5th year of operation and considers it's eco-friendly stance one of it's core purposes - to show how events can be gentle on the Earth. As always, we seek to incorporate all levels of waste reduction such as recycling, composting, green printing practices, and biodegradable banners - which we print a minimal amount of.
Our event specifically features local producers, growers,and specialty local food sources, as well as eco-friendly services such as Farm to Family, Backyard Farmers, Slow Food RVA, and many other non-profits whose goal is to support our local, sustainable food sources and reduce our impact on the environment.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service products. Printed Materials.
| - 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) |
| - Glass bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Plastic bottles |
| - Paper |
| - Cardboard |
| - Composting of food & other compostable items |
| - Other actions taken related to recycling: We will feature recycling organizations and composting demonstrations within the festival.|
Waste Reduction.Green Signage.
| - Use electronic registration, correspondence, and forms instead of paper forms |
| - Print brochures and other printed items on recycled content paper |
| - Purchase/use paper products with 30% or higher recycled-content |
| - 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 |
| - Have signs at the event registration which list all of our green activities |
| - Use the Virginia Green logo on signs and on recycling containers |
| - Have quantified our greening efforts and will post estimates of the reduced environmental impacts (you could use some sort of pollution calculator, such as www.cleanerandgreener.org/resources/pollutioncalculator.htm) |
| - Other actions taken related to green signage: We will be using biodegradable banners.|
For more information on Broad Appetit, see
or contact Tracey Leverty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-305-0601.
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.