Over the past 10 years, 1800+ tourism businesses have voluntarily certified their environmental practices and been recognized as Certified Virginia Green Travel Partners.  Click here for more information on the Certification program - the process, benefits, fees, etc.


*NEW! There are now 2 levels of participation: 

1. Commitment Level Certification only requires that basic commitments to sustainable practices are in place, such as recycling and energy & water conservation.  The commitment level application is in the tab below and available as an option for most types of tourism partners.

2. Full Certification requires that a number of several sustainable practices are fully implemented for a larger array of environmental media. 

The pictures below are linked to the on-line version of the Full Certification Applications.  The Commitment Level version is only available on the black tab below.

HOWEVER, we encourage you to first download the applicable application or fact sheet in the boxes below. You can use these as a worksheet and/or you can actually scan and submit these documents if you like directly to

online applications

Hotels, B&B’s, Attractions, Parks, Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries, etc.

Suppliers Network

Green Festivals & Events

Conference & convention centers


Supporting Partners