Virginia Green Campgrounds





           

           

Campers generally have an appreciation for the outdoors and are sure to appreciate green activities. Nature is interwined with campgrounds, which provide many unique opportunities to minimize their environmental impact by making simple, commonsense changes, almost all of which have the potential to save money. 

To become a Virginia Green Campground, complete either the fillable MS Word version or the Adobe PDF version of the application and submit it to VirginiaGreen@deq.virginia.gov.   

Core Requirements for Virginia Green Campgrounds

Virginia Green Campgrounds is a self-certification program where campgrounds verify that they are at a minimum practicing the Virginia Green Campgrounds core activities. The core activities are:

  • Recycle:  provide an opportunity for guests to recycle cans, bottles, newspapers, etc.
  • Reduce solid waste: be actively working to reduce its solid waste generation
  • Use water efficiently: be working towards reducing its water use
  • Conserve energy:  be taking steps to reduce its energy use
  • Green events:  provide standard recycling and encourage event planners to minimize environmental impacts whenever possible
  • Environmental education / green signage:  take advantage of unique opportunity to educate guests about their surrounding environment and how guests interact with the environment

Guests to Virginia Green Campgrounds can expect that the facility has at least the core activities in place. Participants are encouraged to tell us about any green activities they have undertaken and these are included in the participants profile, which appears on our website. Consumers can then choose a facility that offers the green amenities they value. 

Participating Campgrounds


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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