GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2011 Case Study: Kickapoo Tribe
2011 Case Study: Kickapoo Tribe
The Kickapoo Tribe hired intern Austin Weckwerk to work on some initial projects to begin reducing the casino's environmental impact. The casino and parking lot lighting was the first project brought up in hopes of greatly decreasing electricity consumption of the casino. Also, the intern was asked to evaluate toilets and faucets in the restrooms of the casino to see if anything could be improved upon to reduce water consumption. There were a few appliances that were not Energy Star qualified products, so the intern was asked to create a cost/benefit analysis of replacing them with Energy Star appliances. Furthermore, the intern was requested to look at the casino's waste to find ways of reducing or recycling some of it. After conducting a waste sort of the casino's waste, the intern found three ways to reduce solid waste and save both time and money. The suggestions solutions to the project were estimated to save 789,387 gallons of water, 385,057 kWh of electricity, and 22.9 tons of solid waste. These environmental reductions would save the tribe $59,074 annually.
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