A Caesars CodeGreen Garden just another way our properties in the Tunica region are playing to win with CodeGreen.
Harrah’s Tunica, Horseshoe Casino Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel are building a garden and greenhouse with resources provided by a CodeGreen At Work grant.
Now in its third year, the CodeGreen At Work program continues to provide grants to employee groups that seek to implement innovative environmental initiatives in the workplace. The Tunica garden is the newest Caesars’ employee-maintained garden. Once it is completed, the plan is to grow herbs, tomatoes, peppers for the chefs to use in the restaurants and employee dining rooms. They will also grow orchids and other perennials for the meeting and outdoor landscape areas.
Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack is once again demonstrating its pledge to operate in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.
On Sunday, April 21, volunteers celebrated Earth Day (and CodeGreen Day) by planting eight trees at Crozer Park in Old Chester, Pennsylvania.
Thanks to the efforts of these volunteers, the park’s landscape will benefit from the biodiversity and natural air, soil and water filtration systems that young trees bring to outdoor spaces.
Way to go CodeGreen!
In recognition of Earth Day, we want to share a new Business Roundtable report, “Create, Grow, Sustain: How Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good.”
This link details the efforts of nearly 150 companies to be responsible members of our local and world communities.
Click here to read the CodeGreen section and some of the highlights of Caesars Entertainment’s corporate social responsibility.
Happy Earth Day!
Here are some of the ways Caesars properties are celebrating Earth Day. Tweet us your photos @cetcodegreen and tell us about the different ways you are celebrating this year.
This week, the eight Las Vegas resorts including Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, The Quad, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will celebrate CodeGreen Week. Each day, the properties will host a series of CodeGreen Farmers Markets at locations throughout the city. Each property will also give away two EnergyFit audits to promote energy efficiency at home. On April 20, HERO volunteers from the Las Vegas properties will renovate an outdoor courtyard for seniors at the North Las Vegas Care Center.
On April 22, HERO volunteers from Caesars Northern Nevada properties will join with the Nature Conservancy to build trails in the Sierra Mountain Range.
Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino will host a CodeGreen Day including a CodeGreen Farmers Market with sustainable vendors and a recycling center. Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino is also challenging its employees to test their sustainability knowledge at a CodeGreen kiosk at the casino.
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will join with local community partners to host a CodeGreen “Shred It” event on April 22 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Individuals can have up to five boxes of documents shredded.
True to its grassroots heritage, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino’s CodeGreen team will engage employees and guests in a variety of family friendly Earth Day learning experiences at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge and Shawnee National Forest. Some of the activities include a make-your-own granola station, a planting project, coloring activities, rock painting, and fish and snake exhibits that allow children to touch the animals.
More than 75 people came out for the kick off of a wild CodeGreen event on March 28. Illusionist Dirk Arthur and his 450-pound Bengal tiger, Carmen, hosted free CodeGreen seminars at Harrah’s Laughlin every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through April 13. The seminars took place near the fountain entrance in the courtyard of the Baja Blue Restaurant.
Carmen had a roaring good time entertaining guests in the courtyard, but the seminar was much more than just watching beautiful animals. Dirk Arthur is a passionate conservationist, and his special CodeGreen seminar taught guests about his magnificent and endangered big cats. Visitors also enjoyed a CodeGreen video about the property-wide conservation program.
Harrah’s Laughlin is currently hosting Dirk Arthur’s “Wild Magic,” a magic show in the Fiesta Showroom. To learn more about Dirk Arthur, get tickets to “Wild Magic” and follow him on social media, visit his website. You will also find some good information and links to wildlife conservation organizations.
Congratulations to Caesars Windsor for its recognition by the Essex Region Conservation Foundation. The following excerpt is from the ERCA news announcement released on March 21.
“The Conservation Award for Outstanding Corporate Contribution was awarded to Caesars Windsor for their $25,000 donation in support of the Foundation’s Trail On! campaign to build the Essex-Amherstburg Greenway. Caesars Windsor kicked off the Trail On! campaign with this generous lead donation.
In recognition of the donation, ERCA and the Foundation named the entrance to the existing Chrysler Canada Greenway on County Road 8 near Walker Road, the Caesars Windsor Community Entrance
Caesars Windsor actively encourages Windsor-Essex residents and visitors to connect with the environment in a healthy, active lifestyle. Throughout the year, the Caesars Entertainment CodeGreen program focuses their everyday business practices as well as engages employees and customers to reduce their carbon footprint through reducing, reusing and recycling.
“Caesars Windsor represents a strong corporate steward in our community,” said Wyma. “Their generous support and partnership with the Foundation and ERCA continues to help to build a more sustainable environment for our region.”
“When Caesars Windsor was looking for an organization to align our CodeGreen program with, we didn’t need to look far as ERCA and the Foundation stand out as a leading organization,” said Jhoan Baluyot, Manager of PR and Communications, Caesars Windsor.
Click here to read the full press release.
CodeGreen is an inspiration for Next Level Global Events, one of our amazing vendors. The company did something un-eggspected and were awarded the “2013 Buffet Contest Second Place” from Catersource – Event Solutions.
“Las Vegas hotels serve thousands of guests each day and as such accumulate reusable materials. Going with the green initiative, we set out to track one item in particular - egg crates. We collected egg crates during a 24-hour period from Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment properties.
This functional, entertaining, biodegradable table was made completely out of egg crates that were originally meant for the trash. We not only recycled the crates, we took it to the NEXT LEVEL and completely infused it with various seeds to help break down other components that can destroy our beautiful planet.
To transform this “simple egg crate” into something sustainable, and a reusable table can give creative insight about how interesting recycling can be and the benefits it has in our lives and on mother Earth.
Our hope is that this display will encourage everyone to think out of the “crate” when it comes to the word “recycle” and inspire you into making your own masterpiece.”
Caesars Windsor recently hosted movie night for more than 900 employees in their Colosseum with a screening of “The Lorax.” Originally a children’s book by Dr. Seuss, “The Lorax” chronicles trouble with the environment, and the Lorax who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler. As part of the evening, Enwin Utilities, a local utility provider, provided giveaway items including LED nightlights and tips to help employees reduce energy consumption at home.
Additionally, employees in attendance paid $1 for admission and each concession item purchased, raising $2,143 for Caesars Windsor’s employee assistance fund, Helping Hands.
Thank you to Bloomberg BNA reporter Regina Kline for attending the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference panel discussion featuring Caesars Entertainment’s vice president of sustainability and community affairs Gwen Migita. Gwen and other senior sustainability executives spoke during a session about operating in a low-carbon economy. The conference, which was held in Washington D.C. from Feb. 27 to March 1, was hosted by the Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was the event’s headline sponsor and Bloomberg BNA was also among the sponsors.
We were so honored and excited to be among these leaders in sustainability.
Highlights from the discussion can be found on Bloomberg BNA’s climate change blog.
Your favorite casino employees see the world a little differently. They zig in the zag lane. So the designated Total Rewards casinos have tapped into that wild creativity to make the planet a better, greener place.
The CodeGreen Day Challenge gets all of the casino teams to buzz and brainstorm about sustainability. The start may be energy-efficient lightbulbs, recycled paper and clean plastics. Where it ends—nobody knows.
Each Total Rewards casino will hold its own CodeGreen Day between Earth Hour on March 23 and Earth Day on April 22. Teams at each casino will face off and come up with fresh ways to conserve waste, reduce emissions and generally make a better planet.
Creativity and scope count a lot. Last year, Harrah’s Rincon planted a vegetable garden and auctioned off an electric mountain bike. Caesars Windsor started a casino forest, planting trees on the property. So keep an eye out. Green is happening all around you.