Las Vegas businesses taking part in Earth Hour

Tina Patel

Las Vegas businesses taking part in Earth Hour

CREATED Mar. 23, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Earth Hour is an annual environmental campaign that challenges organizations and individuals to turn off lights for one hour to show their commitment to global green initiatives.

Several properties on the Las Vegas Strip, including the Venetian and the Palazzo, will turn off non-essential lighting from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Venetian, the Palazzo and the Sands Expo combined comprise one of the world’s largest LEED certified buildings. This year, they are increasing participation by joining the World Wildlife Fund’s "I Will If You Will" campaign, an extension of Earth Hour. 

John Caparella, president and COO, and Pete Boyd, Senior Vice President, have pledged to pedal bike-powered blenders to create smoothies, if 1,000 team members participate in Earth Hour.

For more information about Earth Hour and how you can participate at home, click here.

In more than 7,000 cities and towns across the planet, millions of residents are expected to turn off their lights for Earth Hour.