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January 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.

 
 

The "Greenest House" in Canada is bullfrogpowered

Natural Balance Home BuildersNick Kerchum, Principal at bullfrogpowered Natural Balance Home Builders, was recently featured on Jiggy.tv discussing his LEED Platinum-certified home. The first building of its kind in B.C., the Kerchum residence is located in Vancouver's Dunbar neighbourhood, and demonstrates Natural Balance's vision of creating sustainable houses that are built responsibly with minimal waste and maximum efficiency.

Check out this video for a tour of Nick's spectacular property—did we mention Bullfrog's own Christine Carter makes an appearance in the video? Learn more about Natural Balance Home Builders at naturalbalancehomes.com.
 

Skate with us at Evergreen Brick Works!

Bullfrog SkateThis February, bring a friend to Evergreen Brick Works and join Bullfrog for some fresh air, winter fun and nature—all in the city! We're organizing a skate at the Brick Works, a bullfrogpowered green heritage site in Toronto, on Sunday, February 26, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.

Learn more about the event here. Registration is limited—so sign up today. We hope to see you there!
 

What will be your environmental story for 2012?

New Year's ResolutionWe recently asked bullfrogpowered homes and businesses to think beyond this year's green resolutions and fast-forward to December 2012.  What environmental initiatives will they be most proud of at the end of the year?

Read their inspiring thoughts here. We hope the article will give you new ideas on how you can take action for the environment this year.

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Renewable Energy News: January 2012

Renewable energy leaders offer industry predictions for 2012

Energy leadersRenewable energy news site Recharge asked 15 senior officials from energy-focused organizations around the world—such as the Global Wind Energy Council and the Renewable Energy Corporation—to weigh in on expected clean energy developments for 2012. Interested in what they have to say? Read on.

No negative health effects directly related to turbines: new Ontario wind study

WindA recent study conducted for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment concluded that there is "no direct health risk posed by sound from wind turbines in the province." The study, undertaken by HGC Engineering, analyzed the latest findings on low-frequency noise and infrasound from wind turbines. The study's findings follow a May 2010 report released by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, which similarly cited no "direct causal link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects."

Nova Scotia announces new community-based green energy projects

Photo courtesy of FundyTidal.comNova Scotia Energy Minister Charlie Parker recently announced the first five community-based green energy projects under the province's new Community Feed-In Tariff program. The projects include a 1.95 MW tidal power project in Digby County, as well as four wind projects of varying capacities around Nova Scotia. According to Parker, the province expects 100 MW of electricity to be produced through the program—enough energy to power approximately 100,000 homes.

 

Suit up for National Sweater Day!

WWF-Canada Sweater DayOn Thursday, February 9, WWF-Canada is calling on all Canadians to turn down their thermostats and wear fun, wacky sweaters to showcase their commitment to taking action on climate change.

Learn more about Sweater Day here. You can participate at home, in your community or in your workplace—keep an eye on the WWF-Canada site for participation toolkits and ideas to help you organize your own National Sweater Day party.

Bullfrog will be joining in, so look out for some crazy sweaters (and share pictures of your own!) on our Facebook wall.
 

MEC celebrates the launch of new London store

MEC cupcakesLongtime Bullfrog customer 
Mountain Equipment Co-op now features its great outdoor gear to a new store in London, Ontario. MEC is known for its environmental philosophy and mission to reduce its impact on the planet. The London store, which is bullfrogpowered with both 100% green electricity and 100% green natural gas, celebrated its opening and support for green energy during an event on January 14. The event included exciting activities for customers and—for those who knew their MEC trivia—great prizes, including an Eco-Living basket and Bullfrog gear.

MEC LondonMEC joined the bullfrogpowered community in 2008. With the new London store, the organization is now bullfrogpowering a total of eight stores with green electricity—and two of these stores also support green natural gas.
 

LoyaltyOne expands its commitment to green energy

LoyaltyOneLoyaltyOne—the company that runs the AIR MILES Reward Program—recently expanded its support for renewable energy in Canada by signing on its Calgary office for green natural gas! That facility—and LoyaltyOne's Mississauga office—have been bullfrogpowered with green electricity since February 2010. The organization also chooses green power for its Toronto office, a commitment that has been in place since March 2011.

This new green energy expansion elevates LoyaltyOne into the Emissary category in the bullfrogpowered Green Index. Supporting renewable energy is one action LoyaltyOne is taking to reduce its environmental footprint and inspire others to make green choices. Check out the organization's commitment to the planet here. Way to go, LoyaltyOne, for all of your great work for the environment!

 

Enter the Power of Movement's video contest for a chance to win an eco-basket!

Power of MovementOn Sunday, March 4, thousands of Canadians will join together to show how powerful their movements really are—through the Power of Movement, Canada's largest yoga fundraiser event! The Power of Movement will be bullfrogpowering its events across Canada—and in recognition of its choice to go green, organizers are holding an online video contest.

From January 16 to 27, upload a short video to the Power of Movement Online Community Page explaining your green New Year's resolution for 2012. Your video will be entered into a random draw for a gift basket containing more than $500 worth of eco-friendly and yoga-inspired items, courtesy of Bullfrog Power's commercial customers.

Visit the Power of Movement website for more information.
 

Live healthy—while supporting Canada's wilderness

Community Natural Foods and CPAWSCommunity Natural Foods is working in partnership with Bullfrog to support the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)! This month, for every nutritional supplement, natural cosmetic and green kitchen appliance purchased online at communitynaturalfoods.com, Community Natural Foods will donate 5% of the purchase to CPAWS. Also, for every new Bullfrog Power customer who signs up using the promo code CPAWS, Bullfrog will donate $25 to CPAWS.

Take action today—join Bullfrog and Community Natural Foods to make the healthy choice for both you and Canada's wilderness!

 

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

TSSS: Objection Handling Workshop for Sustainability Professionals

Toronto Sustainability Speaker SeriesOn February 16, join Bob Willard for an Objection Handling Workshop for Sustainability Professionals. The event provides a unique opportunity for business professionals to share challenges, successes and best practices with respect to moving sustainability forward in an organization.

Feb. 16, 2012
First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON

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Toronto Greenhouse: Sustainability in the Food Industry

Toronto GreenhouseJan. 31, 2012
Haworth Showroom
Toronto, ON

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Canadian Organic Growers Conference

Canadian Organic GrowersFeb. 18, 2012
U of T Conference Centre
Toronto, ON

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Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

Outdoor Adventure ShowFeb. 24-26, 2012
International Centre
Toronto, ON

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Send Your PhotoBullfrog customer Graham Murray of Medicine Hat, Alberta, sent in this wonderful photo of himself enjoying a day on the slopes. "I continually look for products that are manufactured using sustainable resources," Graham writes. Thanks for sending!

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Bullfrog Power, Canada's 100 per cent green energy provider, provides renewable energy solutions that allow 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. 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.