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/ 202 heroes / doing good 42 202 MAGAZINE \ JULY 2012 \ 202magazine.com The Drive to a Better Environment Casino Initiative Has Employees Going Green BY STEPHANIE LOUGH hen poker dealer Candice van Etten heard about her employer’s HERO program and CodeGreen competition, she knew exactly what she could contribute her vegetable oil-fueled 1985 Volkswagen Golf Diesel. “I had never been very involved (in the HERO program),” van Etten said of the employee volunteer group at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort. “But I was so proud of my W husband and our project that I had to share!” Just a few months earlier, the Maricopa resident and her husband, Craig Aykroyd, traded in their luxurious Audi for the 28-year-old fixer-upper. “We used to get looks because we were driving a nice car,” van Etten said. “But now we get looks for entirely different reasons. It’s our Frankenstein car.” Through her loud car which smells a bit like french fries, van