Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green

Virginia Green

Annual RibtoberFest
Norfolk, 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.

Annual RibtoberFest

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
- 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 

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 

Printed Materials.
- Use electronic registration, correspondence, and forms instead of paper forms 
- Use soy-based inks 

Waste Reduction.
- Track overall solid waste costs (required for Virginia Green) 
- Avoid box lunches and service trays/platters of food instead 
- Have a contract for environmentally-friendly, portable restrooms ( 
- Encourage the use of mass-transit and/or carpooling to the event 
- Provide for recycling of boxes and other set-up wastes 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 

Green Signage.
- Use the Virginia Green logo on signs and on recycling containers 

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For more information on Annual RibtoberFest, see or contact Domenick Fini at or 757-441-2345.

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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