Virginia Green Attractions

How to Join Core Activities Participating Attractions

Attractions are the amusement parks, the museums, the stadiums and arenas, and the farmers markets that bring tourists to your region. That’s why it’s so important for Attractions to set a great example.

Virginia Green Attractions is a self-certifying program where facilities must verify that they are at a minimum practicing the Virginia Green Attractions “core activities” and hopefully doing much more. The Core Activities are:

  • Provide Recycling: highly-visible recycling opportunities for guests 
  • Minimize the use of disposable food service products: use products that are made from bio-based or renewable resources and provide for recycling or composting of items 
  • Water Conservation: have a plan for conserving and using water efficiently
  • Energy Efficiency: have a plan in place to reduce overall energy consumption
  • Offer a Green Events Package: provide recycling at such events and be willing to work with “environmentally-aware” customers - for ideas, please see the green events fact-sheet

Guests visiting Virginia Green Attractions can expect that the facility has at least these activities in place. Participants are encouraged to tell us about all green activities they’ve undertaken and these are included in the facility’s profile, which appears on our website. Consumers can then choose to stay at a facility that offers the green amenities they value.





       

      Virginia Aquarium
Virginia Aquarium, 
Virginia Beach

           
Scope Arena Complex
Scope Arena Complex,
Norfolk

Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens,
Williamsburg

Wolf Trap Foundation
Wolf Trap Foundation,
Vienna

Virginia Museum of Natural History



Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville

 Monticello
Monticello,
Charlottesville

 Virginia Zoo
Virginia Zoo,
Norfolk

Participating Attractions

History and Heritage
Museums
Theme Parks and Zoos
The Arts
Gardens
Parks
Stadiums and Arenas
General Sports & Recreation
Farms and Orchards
Farmer's Markets
Coffee Shops
Spas and Fitness
Marinas
Tour Companies and Cruises
Shopping and Retail

History and Heritage

Museums

Theme Parks and Zoos

The Arts

Gardens

Parks

Stadiums and Arenas

General Sports & Recreation

Farms and Orchards 

Farmer's Markets

Coffee Shops

Spas and Fitness

Marinas

Tour Companies and Cruises

Shopping and Retail



Virginia Green is a partnership program supported by



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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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