Virginia Green Supporting Organizations












Virginia Green Supporting Organizations support the Virginia Green program wherever they can and encourage their memberships and customers to participate. If they have offices or stores, they are required to practice green activities there, too. Supporting Organizations are the convention and visitor's bureaus, the hotel and B&B associations, tourism boards and divisions, chambers of commerce, and any other tourism-related organizations that want to help promote Virginia Green

Virginia Green Supporting Organizations is a self-certifying program where organizations must verify that they are at a minimum practicing the Virginia Green Supporting Organizations core activities by providing the following:

  • Supporting Virginia Green: promote Virginia Green to your clients, members, and staff
  • Hold green meetings and conferences: provide recycling and reduce use of disposables - for ideas, please see the events fact-sheet
  • Recycle: have a recycling program in office space
  • Reduce solid waste:  work to reduce waste generation
  • Use water efficiently: have a plan to conserve water
  • Conserve energy: have a plan to use energy efficiently

Virginia Green Supporting Organizations are expected to at least have the core activities in place.  Participants are encouraged to tell us about any other green activities they have undertaken - and these are included in the facility's profile, which appears on our website.

Virginia Green Travel Alliance

The Virginia Green Travel Alliance’s (VGTA) mission as a nonprofit is to support and expand the marketing and outreach efforts of the Virginia Green program, the state’s voluntary program created to encourage green practices in the state’s tourism industry. The Virginia Green Travel Alliance works with partners of the Virginia Green program on “Next Level” projects and partnerships.  These include but are not limited to the greening of festivals & events, green volunteer networks, food waste composting, oyster shell recycling, soap recycling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar, renewable energy credits and  staff training programs.  “Next Level” projects and partnerships are allowing Virginia’s tourism industry to take significant steps in lessening their environmental impacts as well as to exceed the expectations of green-minded visitors to Virginia.

Participating Supporting Organizations

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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