Virginia Green is the state’s voluntary partnership program to encourage green practices in tourism. The program started in the Fall of 2007 as a partnership between Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia DEQ, and the Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Travel Association. Since then, 1800+ tourism operations have self-certified their environmental practices and been recognized as Virginia Green Travel Partners. The program provides recognition and resources for all sectors of the industry — Hotels, B&B’s, Attractions, Conference Centers, Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries, Festivals and Events.
Educate the tourism industry through the Virginia Green Certification & our Staff-Level training programs.
Engage consumers & challenge them to support and give feedback to green-certified partners.
Track Results & recognize excellence through our Virginia Travel Star & Leadership Awards program.
Get Virginia Green Certified
Over the past 13 years, 1900+ tourism businesses have voluntarily certified their environmental practices and been recognized as Certified Virginia Green Travel Partners. Click here for more information on the Certification program – the process, benefits, fees, etc.