Darkness at Caesars Entertainment Resorts and Casinos Illuminates Concerns About Climate Change During Earth Hour

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Darkness at Caesars Entertainment Resorts and Casinos Illuminates Concerns About Climate Change During Earth Hour

2014 marks sixth consecutive year that Caesars Entertainment has partnered with Earth Hour, WWF
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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:00am

LAS VEGASMarch 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- On March 29, 2014 between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., local time all Caesars Entertainment's resorts and casinos in North America will participate in Earth Hour for the sixth consecutive year to bring awareness to one of the world's most pressing environmental concerns – climate change. Guests and employees will be encouraged to turn off all non-essential interior lighting, while the resorts' lit exteriors and marquees are shut off for the hour. Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour has grown to involve hundreds of millions of people across 7,000 cities and 154 countries in a collective statement of concern about climate change.

According to the Energy Information Administration, world energy consumption will grow 56 percent by 2040. Caesars recognizes that the problems facing the planet demand real action today and that awareness of these issues is critical for change. Earth Hour is one of the company's many initiatives comprising its larger sustainability strategy, CodeGreen, and serves as a visual representation of their commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.

Every year, Caesars and its nearly 70,000 employees engage in environmental programs and sustainable business practices that provide tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all resorts and casinos. As a result of grassroots programs implemented by a dedicated team at each location, Caesars has succeeded in achieving:

  • Reduced energy use 19 percent per air-conditioned square foot from 2007 through 2012 although the company has grown organically.
  • Overall U.S. waste diversion of 24 percent (34 of our domestic properties).
  • Reduced carbon footprint by 11.4 percent from 2007 through 2012 at absolute levels.
  • Reduced water usage by 7 percent on a square foot basis since 2008 (baseline year).
  • Invested nearly $70 million on energy conservation projects since 2004.

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