Launching January 1 Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition Presented By Pureology!

Today’s Lesson: Go Green!


Enter Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition, presented by Pureology


Every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, comfortable and free of harmful toxins.  Unfortunately, many schools across the country lack the funds to carry out much-needed repairs and renovations – subjecting children to outdated facilities with improper ventilation, poor lighting and inefficient energy usage.  Global Green USA is working to address this situation and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn in a healthy, green school.  This year, Pureology is pleased to present the 2nd Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition.  From January 1 to March 31, 2013, a parent, teacher, student or individual can nominate any K – 12 public, private or charter school they think deserves a Green School Makeover!

“Green schools improve student test scores, lower energy bills, and promote a more ecologically sound atmosphere.  We call it the 3 R’s of green schools: Rise in student performance levels and teacher retention; Reduction in carbon emissions and toxins; and Renewed hope in education and the future,” said Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green USA.  “We are thrilled that our partnership with Pureology allows us to continue this national competition and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn in a healthy, environmentally-friendly school.”

“In 2011, Pureology presented the first Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition that improved the learning environment of five schools while educating parents, teachers, students and the public about the importance of creating cleaner classrooms. Pureology is working towards a more sustainable future and is proud to present the 2013 Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition,” states Shae Kalyani, Vice President of Marketing for Pureology.  “Throughout 2013, Pureology will offer client product promotions in salons and donate a total of $250,000 to Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology.”

Why Green Schools?

When a school goes green, children benefit – as well as the environment. Green schools lead to:

  • Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!


  • More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.


  • Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.


A few ideas for your Green School Makeover:

  • Creating a recycling program
  • Conducting an energy audit to determine ways energy can be saved
  • Installing solar shades to improve natural daylighting of classrooms
  • Switching to green cleaning products
  • Installing energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Using sustainable building materials, such as bamboo flooring and recycled runner gym mats
  • Replacing outdated or unsafe carpets and other materials with new, non-toxic ones


Take action and nominate a school for Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology!  From January 1 to March 31, 2013, visit to learn more and nominate a school.  Work with your school principal or school facilities administrator to complete the application.  Remember to think about the types of green upgrades your school needs and why; allow 6 weeks from the start of the application to completion.  Global Green USA will review all applications and announce the winner in Q2 2013.


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About Global Green USA

Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future.  For 15 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs.  Global Green USA has influenced more than $20 billion dollars for green building projects and educates millions of people about climate friendly solutions through its annual Red Carpet/Green Cars Oscars campaign.  Global Green is also leading efforts to help rebuild a green New Orleans through its sustainable green village and green schools initiatives.


Up to $1 Million Up For Grabs During March Inside Riviera Hotel & Casino


Up to $1 Million Up For Grabs During March Inside Riviera Hotel & Casino

The Ultimate Sports Fans’ Handicapping Contest Begins March 15

March is the month of money mayhem as the historic Riviera Hotel & Casino hosts the “March $1,000,000 Tournament Challenge.” This first-of-its-kind college handicapping contest on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip combines contestants’ knowledge of teams with an unbeatable party atmosphere to create an event that is second to none.

The Tournament Challenge features 100 percent payback from the entry fees, with a $1 million prize pool (based on 1,000 total entrants). Entries for the handicapping contest are $1,000. Contestants select winning teams and point totals listed on the daily contest sheet, totaling 64 selections – 48 sides and 16 totals – over the course of the four days of the first two rounds. The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 18, after the final game of the day. The first 100 entrants who sign up and pay prior to Feb. 13 will get $100 off their entry fee and reserved seating in viewing area.

“Las Vegas has become the de facto place to experience the tournament at its fullest,” says Andy Choy, president & CEO of the Riviera Hotel & Casino. “Our customers were clamoring for something more exciting than the traditional ‘office pool’ bracket contest. So we shortened the contest and increased the prize pool. 1,000 entries. $1 million prize pool. No vig. It doesn’t get better than that.”

In addition, various activities will be held between games and during breaks to make this a fantastic, sports-filled weekend. Contestants can compete in a beer pong competition and free throw shooting contest during the Tournament Challenge. Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club has signed on as the exclusive sponsor of a 3-on-3 Bikini Basketball Tournament, to be played by the scintillating girls of Sapphire.

The contest is open to anyone 21 years of age or older. A valid ID must be presented upon contest registration as well as when daily selections are made. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 15, at 8 a.m. Daily contest sheets will be available on Wednesday, March 14. Contestants can sign up inside the Riviera or by calling 1-800-637-5687. Contest rules and more information are available at .

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit .

Rampart Announces January Promotions


$40,000 Cash Drawing & “Monday Meals” at the Rampart in January

All Restaurants Offering Dining Specials All Month Long


January is jumping with new ways to use your points earned at The Rampart Casino. The popular $40,000 Cash Drawings continue on Saturdays in January with every 100 slot points earning one drawing entry. Drawings are held Saturdays at 7 p.m. with up to $10,000 awarded each week. On Mondays, earn 350, 600 or 1200 points to receive $10, $15 or $25 to be used at any of the Rampart’s restaurants or bars. Also this month, the Promenade Café, Rampart Buffet and the Carmel Room are all offering numerous dining specials.

January Promotions

$40,000 Cash Drawings (Saturdays in January)

  • 100 points = 1 Entry (slots)
  • One (1) hour @ $10 average = 1 Entry (tables)
  • Start earning entry tickets January 1.
  • Drawings held Saturdays at 7 p.m.
  • 21 winners
  • Up to $10,000 every Saturday

January’s Munchin on Mondays

  • Earn 350 points, swipe your card at any kiosk and receive $10 at any outlet.
  • Earn 600 points, swipe your card at any kiosk and receive $15 at any outlet.
  • Earn 1,200 points, swipe your card at any kiosk and receive $25 at any outlet.
  • Customer keeps the points!

January Food and Beverage Specials

Carmel Room – (Now Open at 4:30 p.m.)

Four-course menu available through January

  • Thinly sliced Prosciutto, Melon and Marinated Asparagus Spears orSoup of the Day
  • Summerlin Caesar Salad

   Choice of Entrée:

  • Two, three-ounce Tenderloin Medallions with Mushroom Madeira Sauce
  • Six Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce served over Angel Hair Pasta
  • Combination of Tenderloin Medallions and Sautéed Shrimp
  • Freshly made trio of Sorbet
  • $44.99 per person

Promenade Cafe

$3.99 Early Riser Specials  (available 7 days a week, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.)

  • The Sun City – Two (2) Eggs any style, Hash Browns, Two (2) Strips of Bacon or Two (2) Sausage Links and Toast.
  • The Siena – Short Stack of pancakes with Two (2) Strips of Bacon or Two (2) Sausage Links and Toast.
  • The Anthem – Two (2) Egg Omelet with Two (2) Items of your choice and Toast.
  • The Royal Ridge – Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat with Bananas, Raisins, Butter, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon.
  • The Spanish Trail – Strawberry Cream Cheese stuffed French Toast.
  • The Queensridge – Three (3) Egg Sandwich on Kaiser Roll with Bacon and Melted Cheese and Hash Browns.


$9.99 Prime Rib Dinner  (available 7 days a week, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

  • Eight (8) ounce Prime Rib
  • Choice of Mashed Potato or French Fries
  • Chef’s Vegetable of the Day
  • Dinner Salad
  • Rolls and Butter

Rampart Buffet

$18.99 New Year’s Day Buffet offering endless Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver and Champagne (January 1, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)


$7.77 Senior Lunch Special – Monday through Saturday,


$12.12 Sunday Brunch. (Cash or points for our guests 50+. Must show Player’s card and not available with any other offer.) Promotion begins January 2, 2012.


Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; the Rampart Casino within the Resort in Summerlin, also home of the J.W. Marriott Resort; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel. The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA. Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300. The specific property websites are as follows: Cannery Casino & Hotel, and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel,; Rampart Casino, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting