Can Las Vegas Really go Green?

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The neon-drenched city in the middle of the Nevada desert has been inching toward sustainability for a few years. Peter Greenberg chronicled green efforts in Las Vegas back in 2008. Modern Hippie did the same in 2010. Now, the city has taken a couple more interesting steps in the direction of eco-friendliness.

A $50,000 donation from the Consumer Electronics Association is earmarked for a solar installation project at the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign on the Las Vegas Strip. Elsewhere, MGM Resorts is working toward LEED certification for a new building development.

Nevada is currently ranked tenth in green building states by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Watch the video below for more on Las Vegas's move toward sustainability.

Las Vegas Aims at Becoming a Greener City


[Top image: Steve Allen/jupiterimages]

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