Commend Las Vegas Casinos for Making a Greener Strip

Target: Las Vegas Casinos, “Cesars” “Palazzo”

Goal: Thank Las Vegas casinos for becoming greener and conserving water

With over 500,000 residents to support in Las Vegas, several casinos have implemented measures to conserve water usage in their buildings. These measures are crucial for the survival of the Colorado River, as well as the survival of other species native to Nevada and other states. The Cesars Palace casino have added aerators to monitor the flow of water through their sinks and showers and installed low flush toliets, lowering water usage to 1.28, down from 1.6 gallons. The casino boasts 3,348 rooms, which will save thousands of gallons of water per year. The Palazzo has accessed the underwater stream that runs under the Vegas Boulevard, filtering the water to make it safe for irrigation purposes. These new measures will save 5 million gallons of water per year.

500,000 tons of waste are generated from just casinos, which until recently, was transferred to land fills. Now many of these businesses have implemented sorting procedures, separating plastic, paper, and aluminum into their respective bins to be recycled. Food waste that used to be discarded, are sent to nearby pig farms, and cooked oil is converted into biofuel.

Nevada is one of seven states who are dependent upon the Colorado River. These new measures adopted by the city of lights will help sustain the Colorado River for future generations. Innovative means to retrieve and conserve water, along with recycling will lesson Las Vegas’ carbon footprint. Commend these casinos for going green and encourage their efforts in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

To the Las Vegas Casinos,

I am writing to commend you for installing equipment in your facilities that will help conserve water in your state, most notably from the Colorado River. The river – which seven other states depend upon – is not only crucial to the lives of humans, but also to wildlife. I would also like to commend your casinos for responsibly disposing your waste. 55 percent of your waste is not entering landfills, instead they are recycled, reused or given to pig farms. These efforts will help sustain our environment, and with your continued effort, I hope that the Vegas Strip will lessen their carbon footprint in the near future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

photo credit: chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons

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