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June 15, 2021

In order to mitigate the environmental impact of leading trade event

AGA, Native Energy and Harrah’s launch carbon offset program for G2E attendees

(US).- As part of a growing green movement within the gaming industry, Global Gaming Expo, the industry’s premier trade show and conference, unveiled a new carbon offset program designed to mitigate the greenhouse gases associated with the event’s exhibition hall.

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he program sponsor, Harrah’s Entertainment, has purchased carbon offsets to counteract the estimated 161 metric tons of carbon dioxide produced at the hall, which is equivalent to a US household’s total emissions over 15 years. Additionally, individuals attending the trade event can mitigate their own carbon footprints by purchasing carbon offsets on the G2E Web site. G2E 2008 is scheduled to take place November 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"G2E’s new carbon offset program is a reflection of the industry’s ongoing commitment to implementing cutting-edge sustainable business practices in our casinos across the country," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. "The gaming industry continues to be a leader in the broader business community in a number of areas, including environmental stewardship."

Carbon offsets are an increasingly utilized, easily accessible and economical approach to addressing pollution and climate change. Carbon offset purchases fund reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by supporting projects such as wind farms, solar plants and other energy efficiency initiatives. By funding these projects, consumers and businesses can balance out or offset negative impacts on the environment.

Native Energy, a carbon management and renewable energy marketing company that will administer the G2E program, has published additional information about carbon offsets and how they work on its Web site (http://www.nativeenergy.com/G2E).

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