Green is the New Black
Fine hotels and meeting spaces don't have to sacrifice comfort for conscience. With a range of eco-friendly event venues and accommodations, the City of Chesapeake is quickly becoming an ideal destination for the chic and environmentally responsible meeting and event planner.
Eco-friendly in their energy and water conservation and recycling efforts, dozens of hotels and attractions in Chesapeake are part of the Virginia Green Certification program, a new statewide initiative that strives to reduce the environmental impacts of Virginia's Tourism Industry.
Businesses recognized by the signature Virginia Green logo, have taken some or all of the following steps to improve the environment:
Established an optional linen service
Provided opportunities for customers to recycle during their stay
Eliminated or minimized use of Styrofoam disposables
Practiced water and energy conservation
Offered green or environmentally friendly packages for conferences, meeting and other events
Chesapeake's environmentally-friendly practices are evident in its many green lodging options, including the Marriott Chesapeake, Candlewood Suites, the Hampton Inn & Suites, the Sleep Inn & Suites and the Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier.
And outside your hotel room, Chesapeake's commitment to the environment is further evidenced in its abundance of natural resources. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge boasts 111,000 acres of forested wetlands and trails that are open every day for hiking and biking from sunrise to sunset.
Ecologically friendly locations are becoming a high priority for tourists, businesses and event planners, and the City of Chesapeake is prepared to meet the needs of your increasingly eco-conscious clientele. So, come to Chesapeake and relax, knowing that although you're away from work, your sustainability efforts aren't.
Visit Virginia Green online for more information. See upcoming "green" Chesapeake events.