Earth Day Post Update: Virginia Is Green.

Virginia tourism officials are promoting environmentally friendly attractions with a new website, The site is a guidepost to “certified green” tourism businesses, such as lodging facilities, parks and other attractions. The site also has links to outdoor adventure programs, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, eco-friendly events and travel tips. >>Full Story

Thoughts// Dave Neudeck, Virginia Tourism’s “digital magician” just e-mailed me an update on our Earth Day post…Virginia just didn’t have a eco-tourism e-mail special, but additionally, they just launched a fully blown “green tourism” microsite! Dave says:

“We launched last Friday at a press conference in Virginia Beach. Very simple site that brings all the green certified travel sites, lodging establishments and eco-friendly events into one place. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality handles the certification and provides us with weekly updates as new properties are certified.”

Congrats to Dave and his team for a simple but an impactful way to highlight tourism industry partners that have taken meaningful and authentic steps towards sustainability.

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