Caesars Entertainment Shines Global Spotlight on Sustainability by Turning Off Lights for Earth Hour 2013

Fifth year the company’s U.S., Uruguay and China resort casinos are participating
Mar 7, 2013 10:30 AM ET
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - For the fifth consecutive year Caesars Entertainment has committed to participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour, visually demonstrating its commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Caesars recognizes problems facing the planet demand real action today and that awareness of these issues is a critical part of the formula for change. Caesars Entertainment’s worldwide resorts and casinos in the U.S., Uruguay and China will shut off non-essential exterior lighting and marquees from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time on March 23.

"By participating in Earth Hour globally, we will be presenting a united visual and call to action for individuals and businesses to address climate change,” said Gwen Migita, vice president of sustainability and community affairs at Caesars Entertainment. “Our stewardship of the environment is a firm commitment as we continue to accelerate our sustainable practices at all our resorts to benefit the environment and peoples around the world.”

Earth Hour is an event in which millions of people turn off their lights for one hour in support of action on climate change and toward creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future. Now in its sixth year, Earth Hour asks people the world over to go beyond the hour and think about what else they can do to make a difference when the lights come back on. Guests on property will be encouraged to participate by turning off their hotel room lights and drawing their curtains for one hour.

As the first gaming entertainment company to globally participate in Earth Hour, Caesars’ has become a visual representation of the company’s larger commitment to practicing and educating others about environmental responsibility. Every year, Caesars and its nearly 70,000 employees engage in sustainable business practices and environmental programs through CodeGreen, its initiative that provides tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all Caesars resorts. Each property has a CodeGreen team that implements grassroots programs aimed to enhance energy efficiencies, reduce the impact on natural resources and improve waste streams at Caesars’ resorts and in their communities.

The company continues to expand its guest and community programs through partnerships with National Park Trust, Rebuilding Together, Sustainable Brands, Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Clean the World, which collects, sanitizes and redistributes in-room amenities for developing countries and homeless shelters in the U.S.. Many of these national programs include educational components that illustrate the imperative nature of being environmentally-friendly at home and at work.

Internally, the company executes multiple campaigns under its CodeGreen strategy focused on energy, water and waste reductions throughout the year that drive incremental habit changes in the work place and at home. Caesars Entertainment has also invested more than $70 million in energy efficiencies resulting in resource savings of $26 million annually.

To learn more about CodeGreen and to view the 2011-2012 Sustainability Report visit www.caesars.com/codegreen. Be a part of the conversation on Twitter by following @cetcodegreen (#caesarscodegreen), and liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CaesarsEntertainmentCodeGreen.

About Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 74 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

About Caesars’ CodeGreen

Caesars Entertainment believes that the problems facing the planet demand real action today. The company’s CodeGreen initiative provides tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all Caesars resorts. CodeGreen enhances the first-class experience of Caesars Entertainment guests, creating healthier, cleaner communities around the world. More than 200 Caesars Entertainment employees have completed Caesars’ CodeGreen Meetings & Events Certification training program.

CodeGreen has won more than 50 prestigious environmental awards and certifications, including the Silver IMEX Green Supplier Award and nine Travelife Gold property certifications. For further information on CodeGreen and to view Caesars Entertainment’s sustainability report visit www.caesars.com/codegreen or visit the CodeGreen blog at www.codegreen.harrahsblogs.com. Be a part of the conversation on Twitter by following @cetcodegreen (#caesarscodegreen), and liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CaesarsEntertainmentCodeGreen.

 

 

 

Elise Timothy
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