Lights Out At Beau Rivage to Mark World Observance Of Earth Hour

Mar 28, 2014

MGM Resorts International Properties Nationwide Dim Lights To Promote Conservation

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BILOXI, Miss. - March 28, 2014 - MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will demonstrate its commitment to the planet as it goes dark for Earth Hour, a worldwide conservation awareness event sponsored by the World Wildlife Foundation. On Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., local time, all exterior lighting and rooftop signage will be turned off to symbolize the Company’s commitment to conservation and to raise awareness regarding the importance of living sustainably. All interior lights will remain illuminated, and all other electric devices will operate as normal. Beau Rivage celebrates Earth Hour with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, Grand Biloxi and MGM Resorts International’s Las Vegas properties.
           
“We believe that being good stewards of the environment is the right thing to do because our actions today will have a lasting impact on future generations,” said George P. Corchis, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of Regional Operations for MGM Resorts International. “Our participation in Earth Hour is an extension of our ongoing commitment to build awareness of the importance and impact of conservation.”
           
For the third consecutive year, MGM Resorts is listed among Newsweek Magazine’s 500 most environmentally responsible companies in the United States, and was also the highest ranking gaming company. Beau Rivage was awarded “4 Green Keys”, the highest rating possible, in 2013 by Green Key Global, the leading international certification body evaluating sustainable hotel operations. Beau Rivage and its sister property Gold Strike are the first resorts in Mississippi to receive “4 Green Keys” for “green” business operations.
           
The resort has demonstrated this commitment by implementing numerous environmental initiatives including:
 
Conserving Water and Energy
 

  • Reducing annual usage of electricity by more than 8.4M annual kilowatt hours, the equivalent energy used each year by 700 average U.S. homes
  • Beau Rivage’s linen-reuse program and the installation of low flow flush toilets in guest rooms conserve water and energy
 
Recycling More and Creating Less Waste
 
  • Rather than continually replacing batteries in radios and flashlights, Beau Rivage security has installed rechargeable batteries, which sizably reduces battery waste.
  • Recycling glass, plastic, cardboard, cooking oil, and plant material among other items
 
Managing and Greening Our Materials and Supplies
 
  • Serving locally caught seafood
  • Working with environmentally-friendly vendors
  • Promoting and showcasing local and regional vendors
 
Educating Our Employees, Partners and Community On How To Be Greener
 
  • Beau Rivage encourages South Mississippians to join us in our recognition of Earth Hour by turning off lights at home for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.


ABOUT BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO
Casual elegance awaits at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MGM Resort's International’s destination resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  French for "beautiful shore," Beau Rivage blends the charm and character of the Mediterranean with graceful touches of Southern hospitality. From the 31 majestic oak trees that line the front entry drive to the 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, the resort offers AAA Four-Diamond accommodations unparalleled anywhere in the Southeast. Ten restaurants, four nightclubs and bars, an 85,000 square-foot casino, a world-class spa and salon, an upscale shopping promenade, a state-of-the-art convention center, a 1,550-seat showroom featuring headline entertainment and a wide array of production shows and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, make a visit to Beau Rivage one of the finest destination resort experiences in the South. For more information or to make reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit www.beaurivage.com.
 
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