Clearwater Casino Resort one of 150 businesses recognized in first year of Washington’s Green Business Program

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Clearwater Casino recognized by Washington's Green Business Program

October 2, 2018



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Clearwater Casino Resort one of 150 businesses recognized in first year of Washington’s Green Business Program

(Kitsap County, WA) – Clearwater Casino Resort was recently certified as EnviroStars Tier 1 Partner and is the first casino/resort in the state of Washington to achieve this certification. EnviroStars, Washington's green business program, has helped more than 150 businesses of all sizes and type improve their sustainability during the program's first year.

The Clearwater Casino Resort earned EnviroStars recognition by implementing a set of best practices in their facilities that include energy and water conservation, replacing inefficient lighting with LEDs, pollution prevention, and recycling. "Becoming certified as a Tier 1 partner is certainly an accomplishment when you consider the size and complexity of the operation. The team at Clearwater Casino Resort continues to demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship that is to be commended," said Eirik O'Neal, Kitsap County Education and Outreach Specialist.  

The Suquamish people have been living in the Suquamish area for thousands of years and understand firsthand what it takes to make good decisions to help the environment. "Here at the Clearwater Casino Resort, we pride ourselves on becoming a Tier 1 Partner with EnviroStars. There are 84 measures in Tier 1 that we have met and are excited to continue perfecting. We are currently working on a piece of Tier 2 that includes Solid Waste and continue toward the completion of Tier 2," said CEO Samuel Askew. "We'll continue to work with our Green Team committee to become the most efficient business we can become."

EnviroStars helps businesses implement best practices that save energy and water, generate less waste and pollution, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions – choices that are both good for business and good for Kitsap County's environment. Kitsap County supports EnviroStars as part of a coalition of 21 Washington cities, counties, utilities, and local public health jurisdictions reaching from Whatcom County to Pierce County.

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