LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas will once again show support for the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour by shutting off non-essential exterior lighting and marquees from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 31.
Participating in this visual display of support on the Strip will be, from north to south, Circus Circus, Encore Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, The Palazzo Las Vegas, The Venetian Las Vegas, The Mirage, Harrah's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Imperial Palace Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon, Bally's Las Vegas, Bellagio, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Aria, Vdara, Monte Carlo, New York New York, MGM Grand, Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay. Off the Strip participants include The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Suncoast, Sam's Town, LVH, Jokers Wild and Eldorado. On Fremont Street, Main Street Station, the California and Fremont will be participating.
Earth Hour is the largest environmental event in history, created by the World Wildlife Fund where millions of people and businesses turn off their lights for one hour, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. Originally started in 2007 by WWF-Australia, the event has grown to include 135 countries in 2011.
For more information about Earth Hour 2012, visit www.earthhour.org.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.
SOURCE Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)