Resources & Links

Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards

Join the Virginia Green Travel Alliance in Harrisonburg, VA from April 24 - 25, 2019 for the 6th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference. Professionals across the Commonwealth in all facets of hospitality and tourism will gather to seek sustainable solutions to protect Virginia's environment that are also profitable for tourism businesses. As an attendee you will return to your business armed with proactive responses to current global trends ensuring you won't get left behind.

Virginia Green Suppliers Network

  • Virginia Green Suppliers Network (VGSN) was created to serve as a resource for Virginia Green participants that need green products and services. It is meant to serve as a one-stop-shop for Virginia Green and other tourism facilities that are searching for green products and services.

Hosting a green meeting or conference

Technical & Outreach Webinars

Carbon calculators

Looking for green products and services

  • Virginia Green Suppliers Network (VGSN) - source to locate green products and services
  • Green & Clean - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Green & Clean Initiative recognizes companies that have committed to responsible lawn care practices.
  • BioPreferred Catalog - listing of biobased products
  • Green Seal is a non-profit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.
  • Safer Choice is EPA's program aimed at making it easy for consumers to find products that are safe for people and the environment.  Products with the Safer Choice logo have met stringent criteria for product ingredients, product performance, pH, packaging and more.

Sector-specific links

Lodging

  • Green Lodging News
  • Hotel Footprinting Tool
  • National Sustainable Lodging Network - 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. 

Marinas

Restaurants

Breweries

  • Look for alternatives to plastic six pack rings that can be hazardous to seabirds and marine mammals when not disposed of properly.  Bio-based alternatives breakdown faster than plastic versions.

Golf Courses

Getting an approved Nutrient Management Plan
In order to be an official approved Nutrient Management Plan, it must be written by a Certified Nutrient Management Planner and be accompanied by a letter of approval from the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR provides a directory of Virginia Nutrient Management Certified Planners for hire. Once the plan in complete, submit it to DCR for approval. Contact DCR Urban Nutrient Management Specialist with plans for approval or if you have any questions.

Virginia Green is a partnership program supported by
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