Clyde Lights The Way At Woodbine

Published: July 5, 2010 03:45 pm EDT

In keeping with its commitment to environmental sustainability initiatives, the Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced the installation of Clyde

, a sustainable, solar and wind-powered hybrid LED light pole, at Woodbine Racetrack.

Part of a pilot project, Clyde, one of a number of the sustainable initiatives of Perennial Solutions Inc., stands just on the outer edge of the Woodbine employee parking entrance, an optimal spot for people to view the pole.

A commemorative plaque is displayed on the pole to show passersby of its significance.

The purpose of the project is for WEG to investigate the use of alternative energy sources and to realize its commitment of reducing our energy consumption from traditional sources.

John Marhong, Director, Infrastructure and Energy Efficiencies, with WEG, notes projects like this are pivotal for WEG in recognizing that long-term economic sustainability is dependent on working closely with its partners.

"WEG is committed to investigating and testing innovative solutions, and to implement proven technologies to realize it corporate sustainability objectives,” said Marhong. “The objective is to not only to reduce WEG's carbon footprint, but to maintain a state-of-the-art operating facility."

Armando Cappuccitti, President of Perennial Solutions Inc., (PSI) is proud to be associated with WEG and their willingness to embrace projects such as this.

“At PSI we realize that forward thinking sustainable solutions can be operationally effective as well as cost efficient. Clyde is a shining beacon announcing to the world that WEG is leading the way in this truly sustainable initiative of harnessing the power of the sun and wind.”