If you’d like to sample Vegas’ eco-friendly side…
The Clark County Wetlands Park provides lush habitats for over 300 species of plants and animals while improving the quality of our water supply. The Park is a shaded, green oasis overlooking the city of Las Vegas.
Each season, the horticulturalists and designers at the Bellagio Conservatory transform its 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of distinctive sights and colors. When the seasons turn, 90% of the plants are recycled. Let your imagination run wild as you stroll through the unique displays.
This sporting shop is housed in a one-of-a-kind LEED-certified facility. Constructed of recycled and locally produced materials, it is completely powered by the sun and wind. Stop by for your biking, running, and other sporting-related needs.
The Palazzo is touted as the world’s largest LEED-certified building. This beautiful hotel employed green construction principles and is committed to continual energy conservation. Unique features include artificial turf in planted areas, solar heating of swimming pools, moisture sensors, and a rigorous waste recycling program.
This state-of-the-art LEED facility on the University of Nevada’s Las Vegas campus was constructed of recycled glass, steel, concrete, and wood (with more than 60% of the leftover construction waste recycled for future use). The facility is designed to reduce water consumption and energy use. Tours can be arranged by calling ahead.
“Certified Green” Restaurants
These six Vegas restaurants get the stamp of approval from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). They take serious measures in energy-efficiency, conservation, and sustainability including composting, the use of non-toxic products and humanely raised meats, water filtration systems, and much more. Not to mention that all of them are highly rated in terms of deliciousness as well! Each restaurant’s green rating (in GRA points) is available on its website.