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Plan Your Green Vacation in Virginia

Virginia is for Lovers is a proud supporting partner of the Virginia Green program, our state’s initiative to encourage green practices in all aspects of our tourism industry.

Virginia Green participants have made voluntary commitments to reduce their impacts on the environment. You can reduce your own environmental footprint simply by supporting certified Virginia Green partners — just look for the Virginia Green logo! Virginia Green Logo

Start planning your Virginia Green vacation below and explore green-certified hotels, restaurants, tastings rooms, activities,and festivals and events all across the state.

More about Virginia Green

The Virginia Green program is administered through a unique partnership supported by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Travel Association. The certification itself is administered by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit organization created to support green tourism efforts statewide.

All Virginia Green partner facilities must certify that they have an active program in place to reduce environmental impacts. All participants have commitments in place for Recycling, Energy & Water Conservation, and many other sustainable practices.

The certification is based upon voluntary commitments to sustainability. Many Virginia Green partners have made incredible progress, while others are just getting started; but they are all taking steps to protect Virginia’s natural resources and beauty! You can learn more about the Virginia Green Certification process by clicking here.

Consumers Play a Major Role!

The Virginia Green program depends upon customer feedback to help fix problems and encourage partners to continue to improve.

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