Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has been awarded second place in the Caesars Entertainment CodeGreen Challenge. This marks the third consecutive CodeGreen award for the casino.
CodeGreen was initiated by Caesars Entertainment in 2008 and is an organization-wide strategy to drive environmental awareness and engagement, as well as performance across the business. Each Caesars’ location creates a plan targeting the goals they wish to achieve throughout the year, which culminates during the month of April.
“We are so happy to have yet again placed in the Caesars Entertainment CodeGreen Challenge,” said April Stovall, surveillance and facilities manager and Harrah’s property CodeGreen leader. “The competition is always neck-and-neck, but I firmly believe that our efforts stood out. We had more than two-thirds of our 750 team members participate during the challenge in an effort to make Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and the surrounding community the greenest of all.”
One of Harrah’s Ak-Chin’s big projects this year was to ensure that the planned demolition of its bingo hall didn’t create waste. In order to reach this goal, team members coordinated the donation of tables and chairs, recycling more than 51,000 pounds of items.
In addition to this project, Harrah’s put on a number of volunteer-driven programs to increase awareness of the importance of going green. On property CodeGreen initiatives included:
· Hosting an environmentally conscious “Earth Hour” event where the casino turned off non-essential exterior lights and invited the community out to learn more about light pollution
· Coordinating an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup with more than 40 volunteers participating
· Collecting 3,503 pieces of clothing during its clothing drive, all of which they donated to local nonprofit, Against Abuse, Inc.
· Hosting a huge Earth Day celebration in partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community. This event included sharing a CodeGreen breakfast and educating people on all things green. The casino took first place in the booth display contest by drawing attendees in with its bicycle-powered slot machine.