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The Greening of Festivals & Events

Certification.  The Virginia Green program provides guidance and a certification process for festivals and events.  More than 300 individual events have certified their green practices through the Virginia Green process.  That application is available here.

Hands-On Assistance.  Festivals and events are naturally great opportunities for engagement with festival-goers and all that are involved.  Therefore, the VGTA has also partnered with many prominent festivals and event to help them make their events as green as possible.  To date, the VGTA has assisted directly in the greening of 80+ events including:

Green Team Volunteers.  The greening of festivals and events can’t be done right without leadership, commitment, and volunteers!  The VGTA has partnered with the City of Richmond, Hands-on Greater Richmond to create the RVA Green Team Volunteer Network to help train and staff festivals and events that want to be green certified.   More than 350 volunteers have signed on, and we are hoping to replicate this resource in other regions.