If the exterior lights at Borgata looked a little dim last night, you weren’t imagining it. Borgata, along with all MGM Las Vegas resorts as well as MGM China, MGM National Harbor, Gold Strike Tunica, and Beau Rivage Resort, took part in Earth Hour 2017, a global event to raise awareness of climate change. All of the above-named resorts dimmed their lights from 8:30PM to 9:30PM local time to demonstrate the importance of energy conservation and to support action on climate change.
Millions of people and businesses across the globe take part in the annual event, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, including famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and The Acropolis of Athens. Earth Hour was first started in 2007 and has grown to include 162 countries and territories across the world.
“MGM Resorts is an advocate of the environment and we are committed to doing our part to protect our planet’s limited resources,” said Cindy Ortega, MGM Resorts Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Events such as Earth Hour give us the opportunity to demonstrate our support, while encouraging others to join us in conservation efforts.”
Recognized as one of the global leaders in environmental sustainability, MGM Resorts has saved more than 140 million kilowatt hours of energy in the past five hers at its resorts, enough to power 12,00 homes annually. Additionally, this year will mark a millstone when its 1.3 millionth light bulb will be retrofitted to state-of-the-art, ultra-efficient LED lamps. When it’s completed, every light in every public and back-of-house area at all of the company’s resorts will be energy-efficient.
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