Vegas Goes Green

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As Earth Day Approaches, Las Vegas Adopts Initiatives for a More Eco-Friendly Community

As part of an effo...
As Earth Day Approaches, Las Vegas Adopts Initiatives for a More Eco-Friendly Community

As part of an effort to create a greener community, Las Vegas is adopting innovative ways to make their hotels, restaurants and destinations more environmentally conscious.

In fact, the city takes a lead in LEED rating with six gold ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council for MGM Mirage's City Center, the highest achievement to date. And combined, the Palazzo, Venetian and Sands Expo and Convention Center form the largest LEED-certified building in the world. Through their re-engineering efforts the Palazzo and Sands currently recycle 55 percent of their overall waste stream, approximately 10 thousand tons of recycled goods per year.

Recycling, low-flow appliances, and energy efficient lighting are some of the standard practices many resorts are using to bring down their carbon footprint. Harrah's Entertainment is also pledging to find more sustainable solutions for how they do business with their comprehensive environmental program, CODE GREEN.

This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau
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