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Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris
Newport News, 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.

Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris

The 61 - rooms and suite Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris conveniently located off Exit 258 B of I-64 is the most comfortable and affordable economy class hotel in Newport News.

The Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris Boulevard is committed to pollution prevention and decided to join Virginia Green because as local owners, managers, and staff the Hotel recognizes how refuse deposited in landfills or in storm drain run-off negatively impacts the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Its delicate ecosystem is constantly threatened by reckless and irresponsible behaviors. The Hotel hopes that through our small contribution together with other responsible hotels and businesses we can all make a big difference in our immediate environment.

The Hotel staff invites guests to participate in responsible recycling and energy saving activities during and after staying at the Hotel.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen service
- Have signage in each guest room explaining the linen reuse procedures 
- Change linens only upon request 
- Train housekeeping staff on our process for optional linen service  
- Use non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents 

- 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. 

Reduce solid waste
- Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items 
- Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste 
- Reuse scrap paper for notes 
- Use refillable pens and toner cartridges 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible 
- Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping 

Use water efficiently
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have landscaping that utilizes native species 

Conserve energy
- Have individual thermostats for each room; ensure they are correctly adjusted 
- Regularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Keep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on 
- Use natural lighting (i.e., open draperies and raise shades whenever adequate light from windows is available) 
- Use lighting sensors to turn on/off lights 
- Have adopted a policy/practice to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms 
- Have installed compact fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms and canned lighting 
- Have adopted a policy/practice to turn off fans, computers, monitors and other devices in unoccupied rooms at the end of the workday or when otherwise not being used 

Offer a green events package
- We do not host conferences or events 

Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris    Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris

For more information on Super 8 Newport News / J. Clyde Morris, see or contact Mr. Allister Ramdeen at or 757-595-8888.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see

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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