Virginia Green Lodging   

Newport News Marriott
Newport News Marriott
Newport News

 The White Pig B&B
The White Pig
Bed and Breakfast

Wingate by Wyndham
Wingate by Wyndham

Virginia Green Lodging encourages hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts and inns, cabin operations, and other lodging facilities to be aware of their impacts on the environment and to take steps to reduce these impacts.The program provides guidance and resources on pollution prevention techniques that have been used in the hospitality industry and proven to reduce impacts and, many times, to save money.   

Virginia Green Lodging is a self-certification program in which facilities must verify that they are at a minimum practicing the Virginia Green Lodging “core activities.” The Core Activities are:
  • Optional Linen Service: sheets and towels are not automatically changed every day.
  • Recycling: guests must have the opportunity to recycle during their stay.
  • Water Conservation: a plan should be in place for minimizing water use.
  • Energy Conservation: a plan should be in place to address energy conservation & efficiency opportunities.
  • Green Events, Conferences, & Meetings: facilities should be able to accommodate groups who want “green” events. 
Guests visiting Virginia Green Lodging facilities can expect that the facility has at least these activities in place. Participants are encouraged to tell us about all green activities they have 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.

National Sustainable Lodging Network

The National Sustainable Lodging Network is an online community established to increase access to resources on sustainable lodging. The Network provides forums for sustainable hospitality practitioners to share information of practices and challenges. Check out the sustainable lodging videos, pose a question to your peers, or help out another facility by answering a question from your experience. 

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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