Hotels & Lodging Facilities
Oak Grove Plantation B&B
South Boston, 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.
Oak Grove Plantation B&B
Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast is an antebellum home built in the
1820s offering three guest rooms. Oak Grove Plantation is located in Halifax County in Southside Virginia and welcomes pets.
We want to preserve our part of the state’s extraordinary legacy of beautiful landscapes and nourishing wildlife habitats through our green initiatives.
North Carolina-based Southern Energy Management designed and installed the first first solar photo-voltaic system to generate clean electricity at a Virginia Bed and Breakfast. This system should produce enough power to account for more than half of the property’s total demand.
The project was financed under a unique set of circumstances that also allow Oak Grove to protect the 400 acres of forest surrounding the inn. We are using a Virginia Land Conservation Incentives Act program to preserve the land in perpetuity, a move that made us eligible for tax breaks to make up for the lost property value. We then then sold the tax breaks and used the proceeds to pay for the solar array.
Along with the solar system we have installed a tankless electric hot water heater, and offer a third free night for motorists who arrive in hybrids.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid wasteUse water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Steel cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Include the availability of "green meetings/conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences & Events) |
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or contact Pickett Craddock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-575-7137.
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.