Celebrating International Credit Union Day

Guest blog Bernard Gillis, CEO Provincial Credit Union Did you know that today is International Credit Union Day? Celebrated every third Thursday of October since 1948, International Credit Union Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement and its dedication to community and the environment. We are a credit union: a financial institution…

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OrcaLab now runs on solar power—thanks to the Bullfrog community!

Orcas

This summer, the world stopped and paid attention as Tahlequah—or J35—carried her dead calf 1,500 kms along the northeastern Pacific Ocean. In September, another member of Tahlequah’s pod—J50, nicknamed Scarlet—died despite the extreme efforts of Canadian and U.S. conservation teams to save her life. We can no longer ignore the environmental challenges putting orcas—considered endangered…

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Wolfville Farmers’ Market launches town’s largest solar installation

Patrons of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market celebrate the launch of a 20 kW solar installation.   Bullfrogpowered community of homes and businesses supports new green energy project Wolfville, N.S., September 26, 2018—Today, the Wolfville Farmers’ Market is unveiling a new solar installation, the largest in the town, which will power the Market year-round. The 20…

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Snapshots from Kluane First Nation

Earlier this summer, Bullfrog Power joined the Kluane First Nation for the groundbreaking ceremony of its wind farm. When completed, the wind farm—which Bullfrog is supporting—will make the First Nation the first independent power producer in the Territory. Read the full announcement. Bullfrog’s Dave Borins captured the beauty of the Kluane First Nation and its…

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Solar shines on a new path for Heiltsuk Nation

Photo credit: Qqs Projects Society Qqs Projects Society and Bullfrog Power are excited to announce the launch of a 7.3 kW solar rooftop project at the Koeye River Youth Camp on Campbell Island, B.C. The new project is helping power the camp’s facilities with renewable energy and signifies the community’s shift to clean power. The…

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Five reasons you need to go to Beau’s Oktoberfest

Person at Beau's Oktoberfest event

We’re excited about Beau’s Brewing Co.’s upcoming Oktoberfest celebration, but don’t let them fool you — it’s actually in September! That’s not the only eyebrow raising feature of the independent Canadian brewer’s annual event, so we wanted to pick the brain of our own Beau’s Superfan to hear his top reasons to attend.

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How a Banff restaurant was inspired to protect the land

Banff National Park is world-renowned for its lush forests, crystal clear lakes and breathtaking alpine peaks. Park Distillery, a bullfrogpowered restaurant inspired by Banff’s uniquely Canadian landscape, is nestled in the Park Grounds. Here’s how Park Distillery is celebrating Banff’s natural beauty while helping preserve it through efforts such as choosing green energy. Origins Park…

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3 ways to renovate sustainably

Ecology Action Centre green building renovation view from outside

Over the years, the Ecology Action Centre — a Nova Scotia environmental charity — has had a number of homes and in 2005, they purchased an old saltbox house in Halifax’s North End. “This was exciting because owning our own building meant we could go beyond turning of the lights and printing double-sided, and really use our space to demonstrate our environmental values,” says Joanna Bull, who is the Volunteer Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre.

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Sustainability Snapshot: The intersection between food supply and sustainability

Currently contributing to a third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the food and agricultural industries are expected to grow this impact in the years ahead. In addition, by 2050, it’s expected we’ll have to increase food production by 50% to feed the world’s population. At the same time, these industries face the challenge of…

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