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"Maybe you can't change the whole world, but you can change your little corner of it."

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April 2012 - Eastern Edition

Bullfrog Power, Canada's 100 per cent green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes and businesses to reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, healthier world.

If you're not a customer and would like to learn more about becoming bullfrogpowered, visit us at www.bullfrogpower.com.

 
 

Renewable Energy News: April 2012

Canadians power down for Earth Hour

Earth HourCanadians came together in March to power down for Earth Hour. Ontario reduced its electricity usage by 2.7 per cent during Earth Hour, while Nova Scotia Power recorded an 11 MW drop in demand—the equivalent to switching off about 846,000 CFL bulbs. In PEI, there was a four per cent reduction in electricity use, and those in New Brunswick saved enough energy to power approximately 15,000 homes.

Worldwide wind continues to surge

The global wind turbine market is continuing to set records for capacity growth, according to market reports from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Both reports cited a 21 to 22 per cent increase in worldwide wind capacity over the previous year—the WWEA’s report highlighted strong growth from Canada. As always, Bullfrog is of the view that these turbines should be appropriately sited to limit their environmental impact.

Green energy a “FIT” for Ontario

FITTo spur greater growth in the Ontario renewables industry, Energy Minister Chris Bentley announced a series of changes to the provincial Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. Planned changes include lowering the prices paid to new renewable power, the creation of a new renewable energy committee to improve service standards and the prioritization of community-driven FIT projects.

The green power generated on behalf of Bullfrog Power customers is incremental to the energy generated through the FIT program. Bullfrogpowered homes and businesses are supporting the development of new renewable generation over and above the Green Energy Act.

 

Complimentary Hot Docs screenings courtesy of Bullfrog!

Hot DocsAttention green film buffs: this year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto is bullfrogpowered! To celebrate the Festival's support for green energy, Bullfrog invites you to one of two complimentary screenings: Beauty is Embarrassing on April 28 or Chasing Ice on May 3. Click here to register for tickets. Space is limited, so sign up today!

The newly renovated Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, which is located in downtown Toronto and will play host to documentaries in the film festival, is now supporting green power with Bullfrog. To learn more, visit hotdocs.ca.
 

Taste of Nature plants seeds of change

HumeraBullfrogpowered Taste of Nature is doing its part for positive change in Ethiopia. To improve literacy and sustainable agricultural education, the organic snack provider is helping fund the construction and maintenance of a school in the town of Humera by paying a premium on its sesame seed purchases from the town.

“We knew that sesame seeds could lead directly to economic autonomy for communities there,” says Taste of Nature's Salma Fotovat. According to Fotovat, learning how to improve their agricultural practices is the key to a sustainable future for the next generation of Humera's farmers. “The goal is both stability and sustainability, and we want to help them achieve that.”

Learn more about Taste of Nature at tasteofnature.ca.
 

CIBC celebrates first bullfrogpowered Maritimes branches

CIBCIn March, CIBC expanded its renewable energy commitment by launching its first two bullfrogpowered bank branches in the Maritimes. Bullfrog and CIBC staff were on location at branch openings in Dartmouth and Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate the openings, greet visitors and raise sustainability awareness. Frogzookie, Bullfrog's mascot, also made special appearances to spread the green word.

CIBC joined the bullfrogpowered community in 2009, when it signed on 22 Alberta branches for 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity.

To learn more about CIBC's environmental efforts, visit them online.
 

Bullfrogs: Save 15% on The Natural Step's sustainability workshops!

The Natural StepIs your organization looking to step up its pace on the path to sustainability? The Natural Step, a bullfrogpowered non-profit organization specializing in sustainability training and advisory services, is offering Bullfrog customers a 15 per cent savings on all in-person Sustainability Learning Programs for 2012. Bullfrog staff have taken The Natural Step's sustainability courses and found them insightful and informative.

For information on course dates and locations, learning objectives, and registration, click here.

Learn more about The Natural Step.
 

Green your beans!

Did you know that longtime bullfrogpowered customer Reunion Island Coffee produces compostable coffee pods? Compostable coffee pods—used by single-cup coffee machines to quickly brew a cup of coffee—are an environmentally friendlier option for the coffee lover on the go. To learn about how you can receive a complimentary demonstration at your office, visit ReunionIslandCoffee.com.

Reunion Island is also making it easier for Bullfrog customers to choose fair trade, sustainably-made coffee for their homes: place an online order for $69 or more using the coupon code “bullfrog” and save $20.
 

Bullfrog on location

 

More and more event organizers are choosing to reduce their environmental impact by bullfrogpowering their events. Click here for a full listing of events.

Hot DocsHot Docs Film Festival

Apr. 26 - May 6, 2012
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Toronto, ON

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Clean Nova Scotia Free Thinkers Festival

Apr. 28, 2012
Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.

more

Saltscapes ExpoSaltscapes Expo

Apr. 27-29, 2012
Exhibition Park
Halifax, N.S.

more

 

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Smile! Rocky Mountain Flatbread, a bullfrogpowered gourmet pizza franchise, held a special Earth Hour dinner featuring a Bullfrog Power-inspired pizza for diners. Here, staff pose with our special mascot in stylish Bullfrog shirts. Thanks, Rocky Mountain!

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Bullfrog Power, Canada's 100 per cent green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes and businesses to reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, healthier world. Bullfrog's green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear. A clean, renewable alternative to fossil-fuel based natural gas, Bullfrog's green natural gas is produced in Canada from biogas facilities that have met strict environmental criteria as defined by ICF International. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by switching to green energy with Bullfrog Power. Homes and businesses can sign up easily, quickly and affordably at www.bullfrogpower.com.