News | April 22, 2016

Earth Day

Man eating a plate of food holding some greens up to the camera

In celebration of Earth Day, we are proud to announce that our Team Members from around the globe completed over 26,000 green actions during our annual “I Will If You Will” challenge, initiated by our Sands ECO360 global sustainability program. The challenge encouraged Las Vegas Sands Team Members to take action to reduce their impact on climate change.

Green actions included taking public transportation to work, turning off lights during Earth Hour, changing inefficient light bulbs for LED bulbs, washing clothes in cold water and many more. Throughout the week leading up to Earth Hour on March 19, Team Members shared their actions on social media to help raise awareness on the importance of energy conservation.

“I am extremely proud of the participation we had from our team members this year,” said Katarina Tesarova, vice president of global sustainability for Las Vegas Sands. “The challenge was a fun and effective way to demonstrate that by taking small actions, individuals really can make a positive impact on the environment.”

At The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, 13,699 green actions were recorded. To celebrate completing the most actions among any of our operating regions, Pete Boyd, senior vice president of operations will deliver on his promise to jump into the Grand Canal at The Venetian at the end of April to fulfill his part of the IWIYW challenge.