N9NE Group Unveils RTC Grease Bus and Solar-Powered DJ Booth
April 17, 2009 by VegasNews.com
N9NE Group and Palms Casino Resort kicked off Earth Weekend on Friday, April 17 with the unveiling of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) first Grease Bus — powered by used vegetable oil from N9NE Steakhouse. The Grease Bus is wrapped in green-themed artwork created by students from Becker Middle School and Mojave High School.
At noon, Las Vegas’ first solar-powered DJ booth was unveiled. The DJ booth, built by Sustainable Waves, uses Sharp solar panels to capture power directly from the pool deck and Outback inverters to convert the sun’s energy into 110 volts of electricity to rock the pool. Palms Pool sponsor Miller Lite is also a sponsor of the solar-powered DJ booth. Miller’s banners for the DJ booth are printed on BIOflex, a completely biodegradable vinyl which, in landfill conditions (darkness, high heat, lack of oxygen and moisture), attracts microbes that breakdown the PVC turning it into sodium (salt) dust. The DJ booth is just one way N9NE Group and its partners are pioneering creative strategies to address the threat of global warming.
Michael Morton, Co-owner, N9NE Group, George Maloof, President and Owner, Palms Casino Resort, Jenna Morton, Director of Community Relations, N9NE Group, Jacob Snow, General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), Mark McLarry, President, Sustainable Waves and Neal Turley, Co-Founder, Sustainable Waves were all in attendance.
N9NE Group and the Palms Casino Resort are commemorating Earth Day with a series of green-conscious events during Earth Weekend Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19. N9NE Group sees Earth Weekend as the perfect opportunity to highlight the exciting progress in sustainability. N9NE Group makes environmental responsibility a top priority, always looking for new ways to reduce the company’s impact on the environment. The weekend will feature something for everyone, including premier poolside and nightlife entertainment with a green theme, fresh libations and exclusive film screenings, all focused on saving the planet while having fun.
Photos – credit Joe Fury/N9NE Group.
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