Funner CA— Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 Rincon Way, in Funner, CA 92082, has been a “green hotel” since 2003 and created a sustainability program called CodeGreen to offer tangible solutions to the environmental problems our planet faces today. The resort’s sustainability efforts stretch from renewable energy sources to recycling, community outreach, and even a program for employees that extends off property and into homes.
In celebration of Earth Day this year, Harrah’s Resort Southern California will be offering a special cocktail – the Monarch Margarita – throughout the month of April, in which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife. On April 20, the resort will be hosting an earth friendly matching game, dubbed “Funner Flutter,” where winners will receive up to $1,500 in free play and one lucky winner will be chosen at 11pm, receiving $20,000 in cash! It’s true Harrah’s Resort SoCal likes to have fun, but exceeding on-property goals that minimize Funner’s environmental footprint and impact on beautiful Southern California is just as much a priority.
The first Southern California casino to go solar, Harrah’s Resort SoCal has the largest solar field of any other casino in the region and in the Caesars Entertainment empire, with 4,056 solar panels on 5.5 acres, designed to produce 2 gigawatt hours per year. Harrah’s uses solar energy to heat its large pool and guest room showers, and has saved roughly $300K per year in energy costs. This year, the resort began outsourcing all laundry to save water and energy on property, with a projected 20 million gallons of water that will be saved by the end of 2019. The resort helps guests live greener by accommodating those who drive electric vehicles with a designated “green lot” that features charging stations.
Harrah’s Resort SoCal also works with Clean the World to recycle and donate toiletries to impoverished families in the Philippines, and has donated over 7,769 bars of soap since 2016. The resort also has a “tidy” program in Housekeeping for partial service in all standard rooms with no sheets changed unless requested. In addition, smaller but still very impactful efforts include installing rooms with low-flow shower heads and smart thermostats; serving vegetables from onsite gardens; sorting garbage for recyclables; and using LED light bulbs.
So far in 2019, Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s CodeGreen efforts have resulted in:
- Solar energy generated (kWh): 107,147
- Trees planted: 423
- Burning coal: 85 tons
- Water gallons saved: 2.3 million
- Water decreased usage: 6%
- Recycle materials diverted: 1.3 million pounds
- Recycle annual increase: 28%
- KWH saved: 6,323,508
- Lighting dollars saved with retrofit light bulbs: $1 million
- Lighting bulbs switched: 95%
Ample sunshine, refreshing cocktails and a lazy river is calling you to America’s funnest city this spring. Book your spring break trip to Funner, California — home to Harrah’s Resort Southern California and a one stop shop for all things fun.
Take a load off floating through a 400-foot lazy river, head upstream for a happy hour at SoCal’s first swim-up bar, and enjoy outdoor entertainment at Dive or inside The Events Center. For an added touch of relaxation, book a treatment at The Spa at Harrah’s to experience 15 brand new treatment rooms, hand-salted salt water baths, a full service salon, state-of-the art barbershop, specialty wellness packaging to lock in zen, and more.
Kick off the evening with cocktails at Spiked, the resort’s infamous craft cocktail bar, or SR76 Beerworks, the onsite brewery and first tribal owned brewing concept in Southern California, before heading to Fiore Steakhouse for an opulent dinner sure to satisfy any craving or sweet tooth.
Then try your luck on the gaming floor. As the premier gaming destination in Southern California, the casino is open 24/7 and boasts various slot machines, table games, a poker room and a high limit room. Guests can also take a swing at the newly opened Topgolf Swing Suite, the most advanced golf and interactive gaming simulator, ideal for a big group of friends. For those seeking good times and sunshine, visit Harrah’s Resort SoCal for a spring break funner than most.