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Caesars Windsor turns ‘green’ for Earth Hour and the month of April

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For immediate release: March 26, 2015 Windsor, ON – Spring is finally here and everything is turning ‘green’, including Caesars Windsor! The property and their employees will be celebrating global Environmental days in April. They are branding “Earth Month” as CodeGreen Month in support of their corporate wide environmental commitment to reducing the company’s carbon footprint. 

  • Kicking it off is their recognition of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour. For an eighth consecutive year on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time, Caesars Windsor will be joining dozens of businesses and individual homeowners by conserving energy. For one hour, the casino will turn off all non-essential exterior lighting and marquees.
  • Throughout April, exterior lights will be temporarily turned a shade of green to remind passersby to do their part in reusing, recycling and conserving energy.
  • April 7 – 10 - CodeGreen Education Week: Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority, Essex Regional Conservation Authority (ERCA) and Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies Inc. will provide an employee information booth providing ‘green’ tips and information on energy cost savings and more.
  •  April 14 – 15 – Public E-Waste Collection: FREE from 8 am – 6 pm in the gated parking lot at 250 Windsor Ave., across from the Colosseum, the community is invited to dispose of their old, unused and broken electronics in an effort to divert them from landfills. Recycling Makes Cents will be providing bins where the items will be reused and/or recycled.
  • April 22 - Little River Clean-up: Every year, employee volunteers put on their hip-waders to clean the waterway and area of litter and debris.
  • April 26 - ERCA Earth Day Tree Planting: Employees will be joining the Conservation Authority once again to plant saplings in the Florence and McHugh area.
  • The One Project: At the end of April, Caesars Windsor’s Housekeeping department will be working together to create over 500 hygiene kits to be distributed to five local non-profit organizations and charities. The kits are provided by Clean the World, a non-profit organization that collects used soaps from hotels, sanitizes it and makes new soap for those in need. More details to come.
  • May 2 - Glengarry and Marentette Renewal Initiative Neighbourhood Spring Cleaning: Employee volunteers along with members of the community will help clean up the neighbourhood in celebration of spring.

Kevin Laforet, Regional President and CEO of Caesars Windsor, said, “Caesars Windsor is one of the largest employers in the city and it’s important that we continue to conduct our business practices in environmentally responsible ways and reduce our impact on the environment. CodeGreen month is just a portion of what we do throughout the year, every day to reduce, reuse and recycle.”

CodeGreen is Caesars Entertainment’s comprehensive environmental strategy that focuses on critical issues of energy, waste, water and carbon management throughout the company’s resorts. Here are just a few ways Caesars Windsor has shown their commitment to environmental sustainability, resulting in:

-Achieving 4-Green Key certification from world-recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program for better environmental processes within our award-winning hotel;

- Receiving the Conservation Award for Outstanding Corporate Contribution (2013) and The Conservation   Award for Education (2014) by ERCA

- Diverting over 2,400 lbs of batteries from landfills through on-site collection for safe disposal from internal  departments and employees bringing them from home.

- Collecting used soaps and shampoos from our hotel rooms for the Clean the World program which has sanitized it and has converted it into over 19,000 bars of soap for at risk people in North America and developing countries.

-Recycling over 812,000 lbs. of shredded paper saving over  4,057 trees

- Providing one-stop recycling centres for employees to deposit plastic bags, ink toner cartridges, used batteries, gently used clothing, eye glasses and small e-waste items. Paper and plastic recycling receptacles are also available on the gaming floor and in hotel rooms for our guests.

Richard Wyma, General Manager of ERCA, said, “Caesars Windsor has shown great leadership in investing in green technology at their facility, and helping their many employees and patrons make sustainable decisions every day. Their CodeGreen initiative has been critical to the work of ERCA and our Foundation. They were the first to support our Trail On!, our campaign to raise funds for trail development, and have provided countless volunteer hours with us and the community in organizing and leading regional clean-ups, tree planting and other programs that have tremendous benefit to the health and sustainability of our region.”

For more information about CodeGreen and Caesars Windsor’s Environmental efforts, contact:

Jhoan Baluyot, Manager of PR and Communications Direct: 519.985.2896 or 1.800.991.7777 ext. 22896 baluyot@caesarswindsor.com   www.caesarswindsor.com <http://www.caesarswindsor.com> Join our social network on Facebook and Twitter