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Resources Related to Casinos

Organics Composting Webinar Recording

Learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Composting Program, as well as EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. “Each day at lunch, children in the Prior Lake Savage School district put [...]

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Green Casino Group: National Sustainable Lodging Network

Green Casino Group

This group is part of the National Sustainable Lodging Network. It is for casino enterprises, including tribal, concerned with greening operations at casinos. We welcome casino owners, operators, [...]

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National Clean Diesel Campaign

National Clean Diesel Campaign

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and [...]

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US EPA Pesticide Fact Sheets and Health Information

EPA: Pesticides

Information about pests and pesticides commonly used in the US, including bed bugs, fleas and tics, triclosan, anti-microbial, etc. Includes health and safety, environmental effects, regulation, and [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Ventilation and Smoke-Free/Reduced Facilities

Tribal Green Casinos: Air Quality

Air Quality Presented by: Mansel Nelson, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Smoking is the number one cause of cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of cancer. Second [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Solid Waste and Food Recovery

Tribal Green Casinos: Food Waste

Food Waste Presented by Andrew Shakman of LeanPath, Inc. Food waste is a global problem of breathtaking scope: 1/3 of all food globally is wasted 1.3 Billion tons of food aren't [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Energy Efficiency

Turtle Creek

Presented by: Facility Managers at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Turtle Creek, part of the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, boasts large skylights in the hotel as well as on the casino gaming [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Lighting

Green Casinos LED retrofits

LED Lighting Retrofit at the Snoqualmie Casino Presented by: Harold Ellebracht with the Snoqualmie Casino Changing lightbulbs can be harder than you think! Most commercial and residential [...]

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Clean & Healthy Tribal Casinos Workshop

workshop presentation

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Region 5: “The Clean & Healthy Tribal Casinos Workshop,“ was held September 18 & 19, 2012, at the Grand Portage Lodge & [...]

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Greening Tribal Casinos

Greening Tribal Casinos

Tribally operated gaming facilities have numerous opportunities to promote a variety of environmentally preferred options. Environmental improvements through changed business practices can save [...]

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Tribal Web Resources for Green Buildings & Pollution Prevention

Tribal environmental professionals and facility operators can access comprehensive material on environmental stewardship and regulations that may apply to tribal government operations. Find material [...]

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Green Building Funding Resources for EPA Region 9

A summary of various federal, state and local programs providing funding for green building projects for Region 9 states (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Islands) and Tribal [...]

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Solid Waste Management on Tribal Lands

Solid Waste Management on Tribal Lands

The Winter 2010 Green Casinos workshop took place at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. The presentations from this workshop are posted on the EPA Region 9 [...]

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Design for Reuse Primer

Funded by the US Green Building Council, the 15 diverse projects in the Design for Reuse Primer demonstrate new models of "building green." Material reuse is always integral to a sustainable vision [...]

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Vegetated Roofs

Construction and results of Shakopee Mdewakanton's vegetated roofs on community [...]

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians Biodiesel Operation

Efforts of the Poarch Band to convert cooking oil to biodiesel for use in tribal government vehicles.Laura Cook, Environmental Director for the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indians describes the [...]

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Casino Food Waste Recycling Program

Food waste reduction techniques at the Mohegan Sun [...]

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Native American Environmental Protection Coalition (NAEPC) Environmental Brochures

NAEPC has good general informational brochures with guidance and resources to avoid pesticide exposure, and prevent landfill [...]

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Santa Ynez Casino and Resort Green Initiatives

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Tribal Workgroup Conference Call Tuesday September 16, 2008 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11am PDT Guest Speaker: Joshua Simmons [...]

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Tribal Sustainable Development Programs

This presentation outlines principles for sustainable communities and reviews strategies for tribal nation economic development. Several examples are provided of successful tribal sustainable [...]

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Tribal Composting Nourishes Land and Tradition

This issue of U.S. EPA's Tribal Waste Journal focuses on a variety of innovative composting approaches, including: backyard, fish and wood waste, food waste and biosolids, vermicomposting in schools, [...]

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U.S. EPA Green Building Web Site

U.S. EPA Green Building web site

This website provides a wealth of information pertaining to green building, including an overview, a discussion of environmental issues, resources for specific building types, internet hyperlinks to [...]

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GreenScapes – Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping

EPA Greenscapes

The U.S. EPA's GreenScapes program provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for large-scale landscaping. This website provides information on the benefits of GreenScaping, how [...]

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Opportunities for Green Building Funding

A summary of various federal, state and local programs providing funding for green building [...]

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Pollution Prevention at the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun Resort

Pollution Prevention at the Mohegan Tribe

The Mohegan Tribe is a leader in pollution prevention and green purchasing efforts. Among their many environmental contributions they have implemented fuel cell technology, photovoltaics, heat pumps, [...]

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Building and Buying Green in Indian Country: A Practical Guide for California Tribes

This guide provides tribal project decisionmakers and planners with an overview of "green" building practices to help them evaluate and choose sustainable options as they develop projects with [...]

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P2Rx Electronic Waste Topic Hub

Describes electronic wastes (TVs, video and computer monitors, printed wiring boards, relays, switches, etc.) and the environemntal hazards involved in improper disposal in landfills and associated [...]

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P2Rx Food Service Topic Hub

This hub describes wastes generated from food service operations, the environmental regulations that apply and options for preventing pollution and waste. Also, provides a brief history of the [...]

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P2Rx Hospitality Topic Hub

Focusing on facilities that provide lodging or short-term accommodations and meals, snacks and beverages for travelers and vacationers. This hub describes the industry demographics, the primary waste [...]

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P2Rx Mercury Topic Hub

Overview of mercury sources and issues including: health effects, releases to the atmosphere, mercury in products, mercury travel in the environment, fish advisories and assistance approaches. [...]

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Waste Reduction Tips for Hotels and Casinos in Indian Country

Tribally owned hotels, motels, resorts, casinos, and bingo halls have numerous opportunities to prevent waste when purchasing supplies and food, serving customers, or cleaning guest rooms. These [...]

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News Related to Casinos

Dec
29

Wilton tribe seeks land for casino near Highway 99

A south Sacramento County tribe is seeking to acquire 282 acres to build a lavish casino and hotel resort along state Highway 99 near Galt. The Wilton Rancheria’s ambitions to build a major gambling destination – potentially on scale with the Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Lincoln – were revealed […]

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Nov
29

TEMECULA: City, Pechanga strike deal on expansion costs

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, which is working on a $285 million expansion of its resort and casino property, has struck a deal with Temecula that will find the tribe paying millions for roadwork and an extra police officer.

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Oct
23

Tribe could get casino land as soon as January

In a pivotal development in a yearslong fight to build a casino in Clark County, the Cowlitz Tribe was notified Wednesday they’ll receive 152 acres west of La Center in January or within 30 days of a federal court ruling in their favor, whichever comes first.

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May
18

Napa Tribal Casino Resisted by Winemakers to Protect Land

The threat of a Las Vegas-style casino opening in the lush fields of California’s Napa Valley is rousing the makers of some of the world’s most celebrated wines into a pitched community fight.

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