Virginia Green Travel Alliance and the Charlottesville Area
If you are traveling in Virginia, you should check out the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. Their byline is “Helping to take Green Tourism in Virginia to the next level”, and their mission is to advance the objectives the Virginia Green program. Virginia Green is a network of tourism-related organizations and programs that are committed to protecting the environment while promoting responsible tourism.
“Virginia Green is run through a partnership among the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), and the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA). The program seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of the tourism industry and raise environmental awareness.” (quoted from the Virginia Green portion of the DEQ website, http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen/AboutVirginiaGreen.aspx.)
Albemarle County was a charter member of the Virginia Green program. According to the VisitCharlottesville.org website, the following local restaurants and lodging have received certification from the Virginia Green program (as of March 2016):
Virginia Green is the statewide program that works to reduce the environmental impacts of Virginia’s Tourism Industry. The program awards Virginia Green Certification to businesses taking voluntary actions to reduce harmful impacts on the environment. Many businesses in Charlottesville have achieved Virginia Green Certification. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly trip, make sure to frequent the options listed below:
More links of interest regarding the Virginia Green program:
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