Green Living Tour

The Nature Bus Green Living Solar Tour Virginia Beach Nature Tours

TOUR NAME: Green Living Tour 

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022  (rain-date is Sunday, Sept. 11) 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 10:00 – 3:30ish Please arrive at 9:30 at REI to board the bus. Please plan for a flexible return time, so we can take part fully in the experience without rushing. 

PRICE: $35 per person (purchase your ticket at > Calendar) 

DESCRIPTION: See first hand how each of us can play our part in being kind to the environment. Hop on board The Nature Bus and be taken to peek inside a private solar powered home that is an exemplary model of green living infrastructure. The home owner (a NASA Langley engineer) will give us a tour of the green roof, rainwater cistern, solar PV, solar hot water heater, the rain garden, and the wetlands buffer out by the dock. She will talk to us about their green builder who used local and sustainable materials. Peek inside the electric cars that sit on a driveway of permeable pavers. Our tour guide has received the Women of Distinction award and the Exemplar award in Hampton Roads; she will share tips and tricks, right down to the small changes we can all make, such as minimizing our lawn, using less plastics, purchasing fair trade and locally made items, choice of light bulbs and laundry detergent, composting, and so much more. We will learn how to detect heat leaks from our home’s windows. We will take time for a picnic lunch and then we will hop back onto The Nature Bus for a private tour of Norfolk Academy’s green efforts: 700kW of solar panels, composting and recycling program, and their organic healthy snack program.  If time permits, we may make an additional stop to view another local solar effort. Return will be 3:30 “ish” Following the tour, you will receive an email with her complete list of informational and useful links; it is a comprehensive compilation! 

– Air conditioned/heated new vehicle
– Transportation
– All fees (including expert green infrastructure guide; admission to behind the scene locations; excluding food/drink)
– Expert pre-planning services

– Bring your lunch (we provide picnic blankets and coolers)
– Printed/signed waiver (pre-print at home to save time at checkin time)
– Photo ID
CASH (it is customary to tip 15% to the guide)

*We go “light rain” or shine. See our weather policy FAQs  page. Please dress for the weather. In the case of light rain, we lend you an umbrella; we simply take cover and wait it out. In the case of heavy rain or icy roads, we move the experience to our rain-date. Be sure both dates will work for you (the original date and the rain-date). ALL SALES FINAL/NO REFUNDS

*PLEASE: Eating, drinking, chewing gum is not permitted on the bus. Please arrive 15-30 min before departure. We cannot wait for latecomers because we must adhere to our planned itinerary. Therefore we must pull away at the exact departure time. We cannot receive telephone/text calls to let us know your are running late because we will driving and using the phone as a GPS.

COVID SAFETY MEASURES: We care about the health and safety of those participating in our nature experiences. The Nature Bus has been outfitted with dividers between rows of seats. The bus is sanitized between each tour. We ride with windows partially open, like an open-air tram (weather permitting). Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have a fever. On trains, planes, and buses it is Federal Law to wear your mask. 

  • We look forward to seeing you on the tour! Check out all of the 5-star reviews, so you will be super confident that you will have an amazing experience! You can read these reviews at > click the REVIEWS tab. See you soon!
  • If you have any questions, please text/call the owner. Suzanne 757-288-9595


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350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States

  • September 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm