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