Hotels & Lodging Facilities
Inn At Old Virginia
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.
Inn At Old Virginia
Located in the heart of the Sheanadoah Valley, among rolling hills in a pastoral setting, the Inn at Old Virginia offers guests a pleasant, refreshing and relaxing atmosphere. The Inn is a Distinctively Different Bed & Breakfast
I have a personal commitment to preserving the environment in my business, at home and in our community even if at times it may not be convenient or popular.
We are hoping to utilize some of our land for an orgaic community produce farm. Plans are in process.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid waste
| - Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: |
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Steel cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
| - Electronics equipment such as computers, etc. |
Use water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Use bulk soap dispensers instead of individual soaps/shampoos in guest rooms |
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Do not use any disposable containers, dishware, cutlery, or cups |
| - Use cloth napkins |
| - Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk |
| - Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms |
| - Purchase recycled-content paper-towels and toilet paper |
| - Reuse scrap paper for notes |
| - Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible |
| - Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Use latex, low or no-VOC paints |
| - Re-use paint thinners |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping |
| - Include the availability of "green meetings/conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences & Events) |
For more information on Inn At Old Virginia, see
or contact Eve Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-248-4650.
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.