Travel Green Wisconsin
February 5, 2019 (Bowler, WI)
North Star Mohican Casino Resort receives certification to become a member of The Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Travel Green Wisconsin™ program, a Green program that supports Wisconsin’s conservation tradition. With Wisconsin’s longstanding conservation and environmental legacy, this program furthers the commitment to sustainability. North Star Mohican Casino Resort shows continued dedication to reducing its environmental footprint in several ways.
- The installation of ozone infusers throughout the property has allowed North Star to eliminate the need for countless chemical cleaners. Ozone, a highly soluble gas, is dissolved into water and that water works as a powerful disinfectant. Since removing the need for harsh chemicals, the process allows for a safer method of cleaning for employees and is much better for the environment.
The implementation of new and improved waste and recycling receptacles provide a visual for customers to aid in recycling efforts. They have also been modified by the North Star team for improved employee safety and also result in fewer plastic liners going to the landfill.
The food waste at North Star is taken to a compost site which has been created into a unique community benefit. This environmentally friendly compost program allows local citizens to visit and collect rich organic compost for their own gardening needs.
“On behalf of the team at North Star Mohican Casino Resort, we want to thank Travel Green Wisconsin™ for this honor of distinction,” said Michael Bonakdar, General Manager of North Star Mohican Casino Resort. “Wisconsin is our home, and we will continue to improve our overall environmental efficiencies with sustainability at the forefront of our minds.”
Travel Green Wisconsin™ was the first of its kind in the nation and serves as a model to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the tourism industry. North Star Mohican Casino Resort joins the ranks of other Wisconsin businesses interested in making sustainability a priority. These select businesses are driving important changes now to help prepare for future generations to live, travel, and enjoy the beautiful state of Wisconsin.