Planning for the planet: Meetings and Conventions PEI partners with Bullfrog Power to offer green energy to PEI events

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Meetings and Conventions PEI bullfrogpowers® its head office with 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity

Charlottetown, July 24, 2013—Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider, and Meetings and Conventions PEI, Canada’s premier Tier 3 coastal meetings destination, are announcing a new partnership whereby Meetings and Conventions PEI (M&C PEI) will bullfrogpower their head office with 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity. In addition, all events with M&C PEI will have the option to choose Bullfrog’s green electricity at no cost.

“We’re proud to be able to offer a clean energy alternative to meetings and events across the entire province of Prince Edward Island,” said Michael Matthews, Executive Director, Meetings and Conventions PEI. ”Prince Edward Island has a rich natural heritage and we’re proud to be helping to protect it by bullfrogpowering our facilities with clean, green electricity.”

Through the agreement, Bullfrog’s Maritime generators put renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of power used by Meetings and Conventions PEI’s head office. In Atlantic Canada, Bullfrog sources from EcoLogoM-certified wind farms and low-impact hydro facilities in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

The announcement comes at a time when Prince Edward Island is preparing to become an increasingly central destination for meetings and events in Atlantic Canada. In August 2013, the new PEI Convention Centre will be opening. M&C PEI is offering events, including those held at the PEI Convention Centre, the opportunity to choose clean, green electricity at no charge to the event organizers.

Virtually any event with Meetings & Conventions PEI can be bullfrogpowered, including annual meetings, conferences, tradeshows and galas. The event’s square footage is first used to estimate its electricity usage. Bullfrog’s generators then put renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity the event uses.

“By choosing green electricity with Bullfrog Power, Meetings and Conventions PEI is reducing its environmental impact and supporting the development of new renewable energy projects,” said Holly Bond, National Sales Director, Bullfrog Power. “Bullfrogpowered events with Meetings and Conventions PEI will be helping to educate the public on the importance of choosing green energy and demonstrating to organizers and meeting planners how easy it is to make their events even greener.”

About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes 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 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.

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About Meetings and Conventions PEI
Meetings & Conventions PEI’s (M&CPEI) is quickly becoming recognized as the Premiere Coastal Meeting and Convention destination in Canada. To that end the M&C PEI team travel throughout Canada meeting with planners selling the authentic cultural and culinary experiences unique to the island. Each year M&C PEI showcases PEI’s hospitality in select markets to those with the ability to bring meetings to PEI.

Contact Bullfrog Power
Jon McKay
Public Relations Manager
Tel: 416.360.3464 ext 239
Email: jon.mckay@bullfrogpower.com

Contact Meetings and Conventions PEI
Michael Matthews
Executive Director
Tel: 902.629.1655
Email: mmatthews@peimc.com