Virginia Green Transportation Facilities

How to Join Core Activities Participating Attractions

Virginia Green Transportation Facilities is the newest Virginia Green sector.  Airports, train stations, and bus terminals are the gateways to regional tourism, which is why they are integral part of the Virginia Green program!  Transportation facilities have many opportunities to minimize their environmental impacts by making simple, common-sense changes, of which almost all can save money.

Virginia Green Transportation Facilities is a self-certifying program where facilities must verify that they are at a minimum practicing the Virginia Green Transportation Facility core activities by providing guests the following:

  • Recycle Throughout Your Facility & On Your Vehicles: terminal/station must have highly-visible locations/containers that provide the opportunity for travelers and recycling must be provided on any vehicles owned and operated by your facility (ie, Amtrak trains or Trailways buses)
  • Provide for Recycling on All Vehicles that Use Your Facility:  must be willing to accept recyclables from all planes, trains, buses, etc. that use your facility
  • Reduce Wastes: must be actively working to reduce its solid waste generation
  • Conserve & Protect Water: must have a plan in place and have taken steps toward reducing its water use and for ensuring that you do not contaminate surface and ground water
  • Use Energy Efficiently: must have a plan in place and have taken steps toward reducing its energy use
  • Promote Virginia Green: must post the Virginia Green logo and encourage tourists to consider Virginia Green participants in the region

Guests traveling from or to Virginia Green Transportation Facilities can expect that the facility has at least these 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. Consumers can then choose to use facilities that offer the green amenities they value.

Participating Transportation Facilities & Companies


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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