Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services becomes first funeral and cremation provider to choose green energy through Bullfrog Power in Canada.

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, April 5, 2019 —Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is pleased to announce Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® (Alternatives) is now choosing 100 per cent green electricity, green natural gas, and green fuel for its Aldergrove facilities. Alternatives is now the first funeral and cremation services provider to purchase green energy through Bullfrog. By choosing all three of Bullfrog’s green energy solutions, Alternatives is addressing the entire energy-related carbon footprint of these facilities.

Bullfrog Power’s producers put green electricity and green natural gas onto the respective energy systems to match the amount of conventional electricity and natural gas used by Alternatives’ Aldergrove facilities. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. Bullfrog’s green natural gas is sourced from methane-capture projects situated at various Canadian landfills, waste water treatment facilities and anaerobic digestion sites. Green fuel is injected into the Canadian fuel system to match the amount of conventional fuel Alternatives’ fleet uses. Bullfrog sources from biodiesel producers that repurpose waste streams from food and feed manufacturing, and used cooking oils from restaurants and kitchen facilities.

Alternatives is committed to creating a legacy of environmental consciousness, and has proven this commitment through its offerings of sustainable death care services such as green burials. It is also one of five funeral homes in Canada that is 3-Leaf rated by the Green Burial Council (GBC) of North America. This means that Alternatives offers GBC approved burial containers, does not use harmful embalming fluids, and offers non-invasive techniques and material for temporary preservation.

“Our work serving families is filled with reminders of how beautiful, and profoundly valuable life is. We have, and will continue to go to great lengths to help people discover, celebrate and memorialize the richness of life. Today, we are proud to announce our becoming the first funeral & cremation services provider that is 100% bullfrogpowered with renewable energy in the Bullfrog community. We’re thrilled that each and every customer that chooses Alternatives, will in-turn share in helping make these amazing renewable energy projects happen through British Columbia and across Canada,” says Tyrel Burton, Owner, Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services.

“Alternatives is taking a leadership position in its industry by choosing renewable energy,” says Sean Drygas, Executive Vice President, Bullfrog Power Sustainable Solutions. “It’s great to have a new sector join the Bullfrog Power community and we’re excited to see the impact they’ll be able to have through their commitment to renewable energy.”

As a business committed to its local community, Alternatives is helping to fund community renewable energy projects throughout BC and Canada as a member of the Bullfrog Power community.  These include solar projects with local First Nations, cooperatives and environmental NGOs.

 

About Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power company
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.

Join the bullfrogpowered community online on Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), Instagram (@bullfrogpower) and Twitter (@bullfrogpower).

About Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services

Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® began in Western Canada in 1992 as Personal Alternative Funeral Services, with the goal of providing consumers with a comfortable, affordable and common-sense alternative to the escalating costs found in many funeral homes.

From the inception, our model of going to the family in their own home to make final arrangements has become very successful. Others discovered our approach, resulting in the establishment of Partner Locations in various cities including, Lake Country, Vernon, Armstrong, Trail, Kamloops and Victoria in British Columbia, in Calgary and Red Deer in Alberta, and in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Join Alternatives on Facebook (facebook.com/MyAlternatives), Instagram (@myalternatives) and Twitter (@myalternatives).

 

Contact Bullfrog Power:
Suha Jethalal
Head of Marketing
Bullfrog Power
t. 416-360-3464 ext 240
e. suha.jethalal@bullfrogpower.com

Contact Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services:
Tyrel Burton
Owner
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services
t. 604-857-5779
e. t.burton@myalternatives.ca