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Kiskiack Golf Club was awarded the 2019 2nd Quarter Clean Business Award by the James City Clean County Commission for their proactive efforts to lessen their environmental impact. Kiskiack’s green initiatives include the incorporation of renewable energy onsite, impressive waste minimization efforts and sustainable landscaping practices. The Golf Club has incorporated conservation measures throughout the facilities and grounds through such practices as regularly mulching and planting native wildflowers throughout the property to the installation of waterless urinals in the clubhouse restrooms.Last year the golf club recycled 1.6 tons of aluminum, 5.2 tons of cardboard, and .8 tons of plastic. Management has also focused on offsetting energy consumption and reducing their carbon footprint by installing solar panels to charge their electric golf carts. Kiskiack is the first golf course in Virginia to do so.Additionally, they have made efforts to further eliminate waste throughout their food service. Plastic bags and Styrofoam have been entirely eliminated from their food service program and they are in the midst of switching over to eco-friendly compostable plates, cups, and cutlery. They have switched from bottle soda to can soda since aluminum can be recycled indefinitely and saves the most energy and are actively looking into ways to eliminate single-use water bottles. Guests are encouraged to bring their own insulated beverage cups and receive a discount on beverage purchases when they do so. Kiskiack has already made great strides to develop sustainable behaviors and intends to continue improvement in the future. Great job Kiskiack Golf Club for leading by example!The James City Clean County Commission presented the award at the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Breakfast Forum earlier this summer. The guest speaker was John Lash with the City of Newport News who explained the “Challenges to Maintaining a Clean and Beautiful City and Region” through strategic efforts to enforce the litter law and prevent illegal dumping.For more information on the Clean Business Award program visit https://jamescitycountyva.gov/609/Clean-Business-Awards or call 757-259-5375.Media Contact:Grace Boone, General Services Director757-259-4082; email@example.com