A clean energy future must be sustainable and equitable for all

This guest post was written by Darrell Brown, Chair of the Board of Directors of Indigenous Clean Energy, a social enterprise that’s empowering leadership and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples on the path to a clean energy future. The image is of Indigenous Clean Energy’s 20/20 Catalysts Program held in Yellowknife. National Indigenous Peoples Day is…

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Blush Lane: how taking responsibility for their impact guides their sustainability strategy

Blush Lane, an organic market with five locations in Calgary and Edmonton and an organic orchard in Keremeos, B.C., seeks to improve the land that feeds us. They put the planet first by promoting sustainable agriculture, ethical practices, and environmentally conscious actions. Sustainability is at the heart of everything they do, but there are three…

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Sustainable resolutions: here’s what Bullfrog Power is doing in 2020

Have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution? You’re not alone.  Four out of five people abandon their resolution. Many of us don’t even make it through January, and sky-high expectations are often to blame. So this year, we’re doing something different at Bullfrog Power. We chose sustainable resolutions for our office that are as achievable as they are…

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The ‘buch that gives back: how True Büch uses kombucha to reinvest in the community

Bottle of True Buch kombucha

  When True Büch was founded in 2014, it was the first kombucha brewery in Alberta. Since then, they’ve continued to grow and are now selling their bottled kombucha across Canada. This was a big year for True Büch—they were ranked #50 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies, and…

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Your guide to reducing emissions throughout your supply chain

  What produces 5.5 times more greenhouse gas emissions than your company’s own operations? Unfortunately, it’s your supply chain. But there is some good news—you have considerable influence over those emissions. By making your supply chain more sustainable, you can extend your environmental efforts far beyond your office walls.  At Bullfrog Power’s Greener Horizons event in Vancouver, our panelists shared…

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10 ways to be more mindful of the planet when you travel

  From the mountains of B.C. to the beaches of P.E.I. to the glaciers of Nunavut, Canada’s beautiful natural landscapes are a joy to explore. But as lovers of nature, we need to do our part to protect the environment. We’ve put together our top sustainable travel tips to help you plan your eco-friendly adventures:…

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Snapshot of Righteous Gelato: how finding a community can help you scale your business sustainably

Righteous Gelato, Calgary’s frozen dessert darling, has seen an explosive 1,500% increase in production over the past five years. As James Oliphant, their Operations Lead, puts it, “We’ve grown from a small scoop shop to a cross-Canada grocery chain. Five years ago we produced 400 litres of gelato a day; now we make 6,000 litres…

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Snapshot of Benevity: how to weave sustainability into everything you do

  Sustainability means different things to different people. To April Vande Beek, Benevity’s Manager of Communications and Culture, sustainability goes far beyond protecting the environment—it’s about making sure that a company’s overall impact on the world is a good one. Benevity’s mission—or moonshot, as they call it—is to act as a catalyst to infuse a…

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Brewing up a sustainable beer

Ever tried a green beer? No, it’s not St. Patrick’s day! But you can make the choice for a sustainably-made beer every day. Specialty brewers care about the community around them and preserving our resources. They have been minimizing their impact on the environment in three main ways: addressing their use of water in beer…

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How to create a sustainable coffee bar at work or home

What’s the secret ingredient for a productive workplace? Coffee! From the morning brew to the afternoon pick-me-up, many workers across Canada (and the world) rely on java to keep us going. The Bullfrog Power office is no exception—but as always, we’ve put a green twist on things. We’ve set up a sustainably sourced, zero-waste coffee…

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