Play for the Planet: Bullfrog Power, CARAS and musicians take action on climate change

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The 48th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week events are bullfrogpowered with green energy

London, ONTARIO March 13, 2019—For the 12th year in a row, Canada’s leading green energy provider, Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power company, and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) are partnering to bullfrogpower 2019 JUNO Week with clean, renewable energy. This year’s JUNO Week will be held from March 11 to 17, 2019 in London, ON.

“Bullfrog Power is proud to continue our partnership with CARAS and the JUNO Awards for the 12th straight year,” said Sean Drygas, Executive Vice President, Bullfrog Power Sustainability Solutions. “Events like the JUNO Awards and JUNO Week play an important role in raising conversations around green energy choices available to us and how we can transition Canada towards a cleaner future. Let’s all play for the planet!”

Bullfrog Power is also partnering with Canadian musicians to help them take environmental action and reduce the carbon footprint of their Canadian tours. This year, East Coast musician Tara MacLean is bullfrogpowering her 2019 tour with green electricity.

“The choice to go Bullfrog was an easy one,” said Tara MacLean. “With no special equipment or extra wiring required, it’s one small step I am proud to take as a Canadian and as a musician to reduce my environmental footprint and support a cleaner, healthier world.  Climate change affects everyone and we all must do our part.”

Generating electricity from a blend of wind and low-impact hydropower; Bullfrog Power will provide the JUNOS with 290MWH of green power [fed] into the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity used—enough clean power to run more than 1,270 Canadian homes for one week.

The emissions reductions achieved by CARAS choosing green power is the equivalent of taking 530 cars off the road for one week! These positive impacts are why CARAS chooses Bullfrog Power for the JUNOS year-after-year. In addition, whenever possible, CARAS reduces resource consumption, manages waste and opts for socially and environmentally responsible goods and services.

Over the past decade, Bullfrog Power has been proud to partner with major Canadian musicians including: Anne Murray, Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Dave Carroll, Dave Gunning, k-os, Sam Roberts Band, The Sheepdogs, and The Tragically Hip have who have demonstrated their support for green energy by bullfrogpowering their homes, tours, concerts or companies. Through their partnerships with Bullfrog Power, these Canadian icons support renewable energy, reduce their carbon emission footprints, and help inspire action to reduce climate change.

 

About Bullfrog Power – A Spark Power Company

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals 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 individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.

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About Spark Power Corp

Spark Power Corp., (TSX: SPG, SPG.WT) is a leading independent provider of integrated power solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers across North America.  Spark Power’s 700+ employees help deliver powerful solutions that reduce costs, make the environment a priority and empower our 6,500 + customers to transition to the grid of the future. Learn more at www.sparkpowercorp.com.

 

About CARAS:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

 

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