Williamsburg KOA Named Virginia Green Campground of the Year
The Williamsburg KOA, owned and operated by Donna and Gary Fout was named 2013 Virginia Green Travel Star Awards Campground of the Year recently during the Virginia Green Conference & Awards Celebration in Virginia Beach.
The Williamsburg KOA, a past KOA Campground of the Year, was selected for the honor from a long list of Virginia campgrounds that have met the core requirements for Viriginia Green Campgrounds certification.
To be certified, campgrounds must meet the following criteria:
- Recycle: provide an opportunity for guests to recycle cans, bottles, newspapers, etc.
- Reduce solid waste: be actively working to reduce its solid waste generation.
- Use water efficiently: be working towards reducing its water use.
- Conserve energy: be taking steps to reduce its energy use.
- Green events: provide standard recycling and encourage event planners to minimize environmental impacts whenever possible.
- Environmental education / green signage: take advantage of unique opportunity to educate guests about their surrounding environment and how guests interact with the environment.
“Virginia Green partners are having a positive economic impact on Virginia’s tourism industry as our partners are realizing significant cost savings and increased business,” said Tom Griffin, Virginia Green Coordinator. “Additionally, Virginia Green partners have significantly reduced their annual environmental impacts by more than 20,000 tons of wastes through recycling, 290 million kwh of electricity use, and 850 million gallons of water use. Our award winners have implemented innovative projects and programs that exemplify the voluntary commitments of the program participants.”
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