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April 2012 - Western Edition

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Renewable Energy News: April 2012

Canadians power down for Earth Hour

Earth HourCanadians in 511 cities across the country joined millions of people around the world in forming Team Earth Hour this year. Earth Hour events were held in 6,525 cities, towns and municipalities in more than 150 countries—an increase in the 5,251 cities and towns that took part in Earth Hour 2011.

UBC partners with Germany's Fraunhofer Society to research renewable tech

UBC FraunhoferThe University of British Columbia is partnering with Germany's Fraunhofer Society, Europe's largest research institution for applied research, "to accelerate solutions for sustainability challenges facing the world," says UBC President Stephen Toope. According to the announcement, the partnership will foster student exchanges and increase industry and commercialization opportunities.

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.

 

Inspiring sustainable thinking

ISL EngineeringAs part of its sustainability commitment, ISL Engineering and Land Services is bullfrogpowering its nine offices in Alberta and British Columbia with 100 per cent green electricity. The initiative is part of ISL's long-term plan to reduce its emissions footprint, decrease its energy use and embed sustainable decisions in all operations and procurement. ISL's vision of a sustainable future is based on The Natural Step's sustainability strategies.
 
ISL is currently developing a framework to apply to client projects that enables sustainable thinking throughout all phases of the project.

Learn more at islengineering.com.

 

Rocky Mountain celebrates Earth Hour with Bullfrog Power-inspired pizza

Rocky Mountain FlatbreadThis Earth Hour, bullfrogpowered Rocky Mountain Flatbread in Canmore turned off its lights for a candlelit dinner, which featured a Bullfrog Power-inspired pizza. The savoury dish was loaded with "green" ingredients such as spinach, pesto and avocado. Another environmental event will be held on April 22.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread bullfrogpowers its three locations in B.C. and Alberta with both 100 per cent green electricity and green natural gas.

Visit Rocky Mountain Flatbread online.
 

ESO presents bullfrogpowered Earth Hour concert

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) presented Edmonton native and cellist Shauna Rolston, in Rolston plays Dvorak, on March 31 during Earth Hour. To show its support for Earth Hour and green energy, the ESO bullfrogpowered the concert. Keep an eye out for future bullfrogpowered concerts at EdmontonSymphony.com!

 

Eclipse Awards wins award for best small business

Eclipse AwardsEclipse Awards, a bullfrogpowered B.C. business specializing in hand-crafted and eco-friendly awards, was recently recognized as B.C.'s Best Employer in 2012 by Small Business B.C. The announcement cited Eclipse's commitment to creating a healthy and safe work environment, as well as its contributions to the community of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The organization's office features abundant natural light as well as a 2,000-square-foot green roof with gardening plots for staff.

Eclipse Awards joined the bullfrogpowered community in April 2009. Its Vancouver location is bullfrogpowered with both green electricity and green natural gas.

 

Enjoy sustainable, Alberta-grown produce

Dor-Bel Fine FoodsLooking to sample more sustainable fare for your next meal? Calgary-based Dor-Bel International Fine Foods, a new member to the bullfrogpowered community, specializes in sustainably and locally sourced gourmet frozen produce. Dor-Bel offers local hormone and chemical-free gourmet beef, chicken, bison as well as sustainable oceanwise reccommended seafood—all flash frozen and portion controlled.

Dor-Bel is also the first Alberta retailer to partner with Ocean Wise, the Vancouver Aquarium's sustainability certification program.

Visit Dor-Bel online or at the Kingsland or Parkdale Farmers Markets in Calgary.

 

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.

CHFA Expo West

Apr. 19-22, 2012
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, B.C.

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Make it! Vancouver

Apr. 20-22, 2012
Croatian Cultural Centre
Vancouver, B.C.

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Edmonton Earth Day Festival

Apr. 22, 2012
Fort Edmonton Park
Edmonton, AB

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Our Blue Earth

Apr. 22, 2012
Plaza Theatre
Calgary, AB

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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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