Hurrah's buys carbon offsets for WSOP [Gaming Industry Media]
Harrah's Entertainment, owner and operator of the World Series of Poker, has purchased carbon offsets to mitigate the global warming impact from energy use and waste at its six and a half week event at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The company purchased the carbon offsets through NativeEnergy, which manages a farmer-owned distributed wind program. NativeEnergy assists the building of new wind turbines on farms throughout the Midwest, thereby helping farmers to reduce their global warming impact from energy use and to reduce their long-term electricity costs while at the same time helping to stabilize the electricity grid with distributed, small scale, renewable power generation.
'Harrah's continues to look for innovative ways to conserve energy and demonstrate our commitment to environmental sustainability,' said Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of Harrah's. 'Our collaboration with NativeEnergy allows us to reduce the environmental impact of the world's largest poker event.'
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