Jackson Rancheria Establishes Aggressive Program to Grow Green Business

Aug 09, 2011, 13:32 ET from Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel

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JACKSON, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the remodel of its hotel and casino nearing completion, Jackson Rancheria is announcing an aggressive program to find new and innovative ways to create an environmentally friendly facility while conserving energy, water, and other resources.

It is an effort that involves almost every department in a constant search for greener materials and new ways to reduce its impact on the environment.

"Native Americans have traditionally been good stewards of the land so it is important to embrace this legacy whenever possible, even if it requires more time and diligence," said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. "Working together as a team, the employees of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians have initiated a variety of steps, both large and small, to respect that custom."

The property-wide recycling program has been both comprehensive and successful. In the past four years Jackson Rancheria has recycled over 2.5 million pounds of materials that would otherwise have gone into landfills. That is more than the weight of three 747 jumbo jets. In addition, Jackson Rancheria has made changes in its landscaping; the vendors that print its mailings; its custodial supplies as well as many others changes throughout the property.

Jackson Rancheria's Public Safety Building is also the first building in Amador County to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe's ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.

SOURCE Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel