Green Initiatives

Green Choice Program

Make a Green Choice when you stay at River Rock Casino Resort! You may decline housekeeping for stays over 1 night to conserve water, energy and other resources. In return for going Green, you can choose for a $5 Food Credit, $5 donation to the David Suzuki Foundation, or 500 extra I-Prefer Member points.

For every night that one person participates in the Green Program, we save:

  • 4 Kwh of electricity, equivalent to running a refrigerator for one whole day.
  • 32 gallons of water, enough water to keep over 100 people hydrated in one day.
  • 7 oz. chemicals from entering the environment.
  • 4g of carbon dioxide emissions each night, which equates to removing 1000 cars from the road in one year.

If just one person participates in the Green program every day, this would equate to one car being removed from the road for an entire year. Imagine the carbon dioxide emissions we could prevent if more people participated!

ChopValue Recycling Program

River Rock Casino Resort is the first hotel & casino property to sign on to local company ChopValue’s chopstick recycling program. Located in our casino, Number 3 Chinese Restaurant currently features custom tables made from a total of 425,000 recycled chopsticks.

Over 100,000 chopsticks end up in the landfill in Vancouver every day and River Rock is committed to improving our environmental footprint. By giving chopsticks a second life, carbon dioxide emissions are stored in recycled bamboo products, instead of entering the atmosphere. This keeps carbon dioxide emissions away from the ozone layer, reducing global warming effects. In Number 3 Chinese Restaurant, 1,416 tiles of recycled chopsticks are used as table tops, storing 427,632 grams of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to the carbon dioxide output of driving an average car for 30 days.

By recycling bamboo chopsticks from our dining outlets, River Rock will reduce waste and continue our sustainable business model. To date, ChopValue has recycled and given a second life to over 15 million chopsticks in Vancouver, saving 45,000 kg of waste from entering the landfill. To find out more about ChopValue, visit