He adds “We’re one of only 3 Breweries in the state to be recognized – and the only Brewery in Hampton Roads– so we are especially proud. As Hampton Roads’ first certified Green Brewery, we invite other breweries to join us in our commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of producing great beer!”
The Virginia Green program is run through a partnership between the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association, and the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. The program encourages green practices in all sectors of Virginia’s tourism industry. More than 1,800 businesses and partner organizations have voluntarily certified their green commitments through the Virginia Green program.
More about the conference can be at http://bit.ly/2nLoiAn.
Members of the news media are invited to attend the conference and awards luncheon on March 2nd. If you would like to attend or for more information, please contact Tom Griffin of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance at (804) 986-9119 or VirginiaGreen@Virginia.org or Tom@GreenerResults.com.
Ø The Virginia Tourism Corporation promotes the Virginia Green program partners at www.VirginiaGreenTravel.org and encourages visitors to plan their green vacations in Virginia.
Ø The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality provides technical resources and oversight of the certification process -- www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Ø The Virginia Green Travel Alliance is the non-profit organization that administers the Virginia Green certification program and supports partner outreach and educational opportunities – www.VirginiaGreen.net & VirginiaGreenTravelAlliance.org.
Ø Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Hospitality Association assists in promotion and development of educational opportunities for the tourism industry.