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Virginia Green Travel Stars


Various photos from the 2018 Virginia Green Award Ceremony

Green Travel Stars recognizes the efforts of participants of Virginia Green, Virginia's campaign to promote environmentally friendly practices in the tourism industry. Contact us at if you have questions.

2021 Travel Star Awards

The applications will be available from November 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021.

There are five award categories: 

  • Green Program Award for the overall accomplishments of a facility
  • Innovative Green Project Award for a specific accomplishment
  • Green Supplier of the Year Award
  • Green Team All-Star Award for individual staff members who are leading your facility's green program efforts
  • People's Choice

Award winners will be announced at the Virginia Green Travel Conference in April 2021 in Richmond, Virginia.

Last Year's Travel Star Awards

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020, Virginia Green recognized the 2019 award winners. Virginia Green Travel Star Awards were given to 18 members for outstanding green tourism practices. Nine additional tourism businesses were recognized as Virginia Green Travel Leaders for their efforts. Three Green Team All-Stars and one Industry Game Changer have also been recognized with awards. Read about projects and programs implemented by winners in the 2019 Virginia Green Award presentations below. Click here for a special message from the First Lady of Virginia, Pamela Northam, about our 2019 Virginia Green Travel Award Winners.

2019 Travel Star Award Winners

2019 Green Team All-Stars & Industry Game Changer

2019 Travel Leader Award Winners

Green Partner of the Year Hilton Richmond Downtown
Green Attraction of the Year  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Green Lodging Facility of the Year HI Richmond
Green Brewery of the Year  Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Nellysford
Green Caterer of the Year full circle catering, Lexington
Green Convention Center of the Year Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond
Green Dining Services of the Year Southside Dining Facility at GMU, Fairfax
Green Festival of the Year Echelon Event Management - Broad Appetit, Richmond
Green Campground of the Year Williamsburg KOA, Williamsburg
Green Transportation Facility of the Year Capital Region Airport Commission, Sandston
Green Supplier of the Year   TFC Recycling, Chester
Green Restaurant of the Year Local Roots A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke
Green Conference of the Year Environment Virginia Symposium, Lexington
Vision 2020 Science Museum of Virginia
Industry Game Changer Laura Wood Habr, Croc's 19th Street Bistro, Virginia Beach
Green Team All-Stars

Brent Beringer, JMU Dining

Arlie Ritchie, Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Amanda Slaughter, Virginia Tourism Corporation Welcome Centers

Innovative Green Project

Virginia Ecotour Guide Certification Course

LTD Hospitality Group

Virginia Beach Hotel Association

Virginia State Parks - Statewide Initiative

2019 Travel Leader Award Winners

  • Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast, South Boston
  • Peabody's 'Hip Little Stay' B&B, Luray
  • Birdsong Pleasure Garden, Luray
  • Shadow Mountain Escape, Luray
  • Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Chesapeake
  • JMU Dining Services, Harrisonburg
  • Delta by Marriott, Richmond
  • Hoopla - Devil's Backbone, Roseland
  • Natural Organic Process Enterprises (N.O.P.E.), Richmond

Past Travel Star Award Winners



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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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