Las Vegas: A City of Glitz and Sustainability

Las Vegas is a city renowned for its glitz and glamour, but it is also taking strides towards a more sustainable future. The Green Building Council has implemented widespread sustainable operating and construction practices, and many hotels are working hard to reduce their environmental footprint. LEED-certified buildings, green initiatives, and green practices are all helping Las Vegas become more sustainable. The MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array is an impressive example of sustainability in Las Vegas.

Located 30 miles north of the city, the array covers 640 acres and has 323,000 panels that generate up to 90 percent of the daytime energy needs of MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino is another LEED-certified building in Las Vegas, with the LEED Silver certification. It has energy-efficient lighting, water-saving accessories, and a robust recycling program. The Sustainable Energy and Environment District (SEED) is another green initiative in Las Vegas that focuses on reducing the city's carbon footprint and conserving natural resources. The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino has also expanded its recycling efforts and developed a program to recycle masks as part of its Venetian Clean initiatives. The city of Las Vegas has partnered with ImpactNV in its sustainability efforts, and is promoting sustainable building practices, the use of renewable energy sources, water conservation, and sustainable transportation options.

Restaurants such as Honey Salt are also sourcing their ingredients from local farms to reduce their environmental impact. Las Vegas is showing its commitment to a greener future through green initiatives, LEED-certified buildings, and green practices. Even in a city known for its glitz and glamor, more attention is being paid to environmental responsibility.

Harriet Fabros
Harriet Fabros

Total music enthusiast. General web maven. Incurable social media enthusiast. Evil reader. Evil food fanatic. Friendly travel practitioner.