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Jul 11, 2012

Fueling Sustainability Education with the Big Green Bus

by Margaret George

Caesars Entertainment properties are participating in Dartmouth College’s Big Green Bus tour across America. The Big Green Bus is a repurposed Greyhound bus operating on waste vegetable oil (WVO) and transporting 13 Dartmouth College students 12,000 miles across 24 states to build enthusiasm for community involvement through environmental action.

The 11-week journey will make refueling stops at Caesars resorts including Harrah’s

Dartmouth students showing the interior of the Big Green Bus and discussing recycling and conservation efforts with guests.

Cherokee (June 26), Harrah’s Tunica (July 1), Harrah’s New Orleans (July 3), Harrah’s Phoenix Ak-Chin (July 14), Flamingo Las Vegas (July 19), Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (July 24), Harrah’s North Kansas City (August 30) and Thistledown (September 3). By providing WVO to the Big Green Bus, Caesars Entertainment is helping reduce the vehicle’s impact to the environment during its journey across America.

Dartmouth College student fill up on waste vegetable oil at Harrah’s New Orleans in preparation for it next stop on the tour across America.

Each property will host an event for employees and select properties will invite the public to attend. Attendees are welcome to tour the bus, which provides educational opportunities through stations including an interactive map telling stories of sustainability across the country, a demonstration of how individuals can build and shop for environmentally friendly products, a discussion about the energy cost of food, personal waste reduction and a stationary bicycle that powers a generator to light multiple energy efficient bulbs.

Harrah’s Tunica Employee, Flossie James, learns how human energy can power an energy efficient light bulb.

Caesars Entertainment’s sponsorship of the Big Green Bus will enable this “classroom on wheels” to increase awareness about the importance of sustainable practices and incorporating conservation at home. Supporting the Big Green Bus is one of hundreds of responsible green practice programs Caesars assists with at its resorts and in the communities it serves.

For additional information about the 2012 Big Green Bus tour stops visit