Green Initiatives

Virginia Green

Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. 

Virginia Green Attractions have been thoughtfully planned and designed to minimize their impacts on the environment. This attraction has met the established “core activities” for Green Attractions and has committed to communicate its activities to its guests. Below is a list of this attraction’s “green” activities that guests can expect.

Chartway Arena is the first arena in Hampton Roads to become Virginia Green.

Greater Richmond Convention Center and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, also Spectra Venue Management facilities, have also received their Virginia Green status.

Green Statement

Chartway Arena has put into place many initiatives such as energy conservation (reducing usages on utilities), reducing the use of disposable products, reducing the amount of trash generated as well as recycling. We are committed to providing our guests with an environmentally friendly facility.

Virginia Green Activities

When visiting Chartway Arena, you can expect the following practices:

  • Recycling and Waste Reduction. Attractions provide highly-visible recycling opportunities for guests.
  • Minimize/Eliminate Styrofoam. Attractions work to minimize or eliminate the use of Styrofoam cups and plates in favor of products that are bio-based, paper, or recyclable.
  • Water Efficiency. Attractions have a “plan” for conserving and using water efficiently.
  • Energy Conservation. Attractions have a “plan” that encourages energy conservation and efficiency.