The Co-operators bullfrogpowers® offices across Canada with clean, pollution-free energy

Toronto and Guelph— Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and The Co-operators are proud to announce a new partnership that will see The Co-operators reduce its environmental impact across Canada as part of its 2011-2014 Sustainability Strategy. The Co-operators is choosing 100 per cent green electricity for the head offices of subsidiaries Co-operators Life Insurance Company in Regina and The Sovereign General in Calgary, as well as six corporate offices in Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

“Cutting carbon emissions across our group of companies by 50 per cent by the end of this year is one piece of our commitment to helping build a more sustainable future,” said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators. “This investment in renewable energy, which will help us meet that goal, is ultimately an investment in the health and wellbeing of our people and our planet, and affirms our support of renewable energy development in Canada.”

Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power’s generators will put 100 per cent green electricity onto the electricity grid to match the amount of electricity used in the eight aforementioned Co-operators offices.

“We’re proud to be working with The Co-operators, an organization whose history of making communities a better place continues in its commitment to a sustainable future,” said Peter Melanson, CEO, Bullfrog Power. “By choosing green electricity with Bullfrog Power, The Co-operators is reducing its environmental impact, supporting new community-based green energy projects across Canada and contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment.”

About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading 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 The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $34 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products.

The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

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

Contact The Co-operators
Leonard Sharman
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
Tel: 519.767.3937