Las Vegas at NightThe Vegas Paradox: In sin city, excess and efficiency walk hand in hand. In the driest large city in the west, known for its excesses that attract about 40 million visitors a year, the city is leading the way in sustainability efforts, including energy efficiency, water conservation, and a variety of other programs to enhance the sustainability of the region. For a look at both the good and the bad, as well as a nice photo gallery of Las Vegas, read the full article published by the High Country News.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.