OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie to support Earth Hour this Saturday

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OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie will join millions of people around the world for World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour on Saturday, March 19, 2016, turning off lights to raise awareness about energy conservation while reducing their carbon footprint. OLG will be participating in Earth Hour as part of its environmental initiative – the Bet On Green program.  OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie staff will participate by turning off exterior signage or dimming non-essential lighting within the facility from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“OLG has supported Earth Hour for six consecutive years, and it’s a great complement to our green efforts the other 364 days a year,” said James Love, General Manager of OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie.  “We’re proud to be an environmental champion in our community.”

OLG has encouraged all employees to participate in Earth Hour at home as well by turning off the lights and unplugging non-essential electronics. We can all help affect climate change and environmental awareness – whether it is at home, at work or at play.

About OLG’s Bet on Green Program
OLG promotes environmental awareness to employees through the Bet On Green program, designed to lessen the environmental impact of OLG’s operations, increase green awareness among customers and employees, and become a global leader in energy-efficient gaming.

In March 2015 OLG announced renewable energy would run its responsible gaming website PlaySmart.ca and internet gaming site PlayOLG.ca. Bullfrog Power was the selected provider which complimented OLG’s ongoing commitment to reduce environmental impacts across the organization.

About OLG
OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is leading the integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $42 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario

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