During the month of April, Team Members at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas have the opportunity to participate in the Sands ECO360 “Spring Step Up Challenge” to promote more daily walking, as well as to raise awareness about energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction. The voluntary, 4-week walking challenge is open to everyone at the Las Vegas properties and is being led by property President and COO, George Markantonis, who impressively logged over 76,000 steps during the first week of the challenge.
Sands ECO360 is Las Vegas Sands’ global sustainability strategy designed to help minimize our environmental impact, and it reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. This strategy is integrated across our entire business and the “Spring Step Up Challenge” is just one example of an initiative designed to help us continue our journey to a more sustainable future.
“Spring is a great time to add activity into one’s daily routine at work and at home,” said Pranav Jampani, Director of Sustainability for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “Our Team Members have been reminded that there are many simple activities they can do to increase step count and reduce carbon footprint at the same time,” Jampani continued. “Some of these activities could include, taking the stairs, using an active method of transportation, planting a garden or helping out in a community garden, and participating in a park clean up event.”
Participants of the “Spring Step Up Challenge” will receive activity trackers and will aim to reach the goal of at least 150,000 steps (5,000 steps a day) during the challenge period. Daily steps will be tracked and reported on a weekly basis during the event and prizes will be awarded to those participants who log the most steps. Individual departments and Team Members have been encouraged to challenge each other and to get creative by finding new activities that can be done together.
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