Your Credit Union launches Eastern Canada’s first bullfrogpowered mortgage program

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Ottawa, ON, April 30, 2018—Today, Your Credit Union, a financial co-operative operating six branches in Ottawa and Cornwall, and Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, are launching the first-of-its-kind bullfrogpowered mortgage program in Eastern Canada—the Green Home Mortgage. Through the program, homeowners who sign a mortgage with Your Credit Union will receive one year of renewable electricity for their homes from Bullfrog Power, courtesy of Your Credit Union.

Starting on June 1, 2018, participating homeowners with a mortgage through Your Credit Union will be contributing to a cleaner, healthier Canada by eliminating their home’s electricity-related emissions and supporting the development of community-based green energy projects across Canada.

No special wiring or equipment is needed to participate in the program. Bullfrog Power ensures renewable electricity is put into the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity used by homeowners. Bullfrog also uses the support of its customers—including Your Credit Union and its members—to provide critical funding to help develop green energy projects across Canada such as solar panels on schools and renewable projects with Indigenous groups.

“We’ve been choosing green energy with Bullfrog for our own organization since 2015 and now we’re thrilled to further engage our community in our efforts,” says Joel Lalonde, Chief Executive Officer, Your Credit Union. “A new home is an exciting experience for all of us; what better time to rethink the way we use energy in the home? We’re hoping this program helps create important dialogue at the dinner table about our energy sources, conservation and greener choices.”

Your Credit Union chooses 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas for all of its branches in Ottawa and Cornwall. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. Sourced from a unique, ground-breaking methane-capture project situated on one of Canada’s landfills, Bullfrog’s green natural gas is a climate-friendly alternative to conventional, polluting natural gas. Through innovative technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and injected into the national natural gas pipeline.

“Through this unique offering, Your Credit Union continues to demonstrate environmental leadership in its community,” says Ron Seftel, Chief Executive Officer, Bullfrog Power. “In order to achieve a low-carbon future, we need partnerships like the bullfrogpowered Green Home Mortgage program that help increase awareness of our energy choices and involve collaboration between businesses and their communities on the environment.”

Your Credit Union is proud to choose 100% green electricity and 100% green natural gas with Bullfrog Power for all of its branches in the Ottawa and Cornwall area. In addition to renewable energy, Your Credit Union implements a number of environmental programs, including:

  • Participation in EnviroCentre’s Carbon 613 carbon footprint reduction program;
  • Promotion of EnviroCentre’s Bike to Work month amongst staff and members; and
  • The organization is active as an environmental steward in its communities.

About Bullfrog Power
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.

Join the bullfrogpowered community online on Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), Instagram (@bullfrogpower) and Twitter (@bullfrogpower).

About Your Credit Union
Your Credit Union is a full-service co-operative financial institution that is owned and democratically directed by its members. They operate six branches in Ottawa and Cornwall for a

community of over 12,000 member-owners. Distinguishing itself from traditional banks, Your Credit Union’s mandate is solely to meet the financial needs of its members, offering lower fees, higher returns and focusing on meeting members’ needs over earning corporate profit.

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Contact Bullfrog Power: Audrey Hoddinott, Marketing Communications Director, Bullfrog Power, 416-360-3464 ext 247, audrey.hoddinott@bullfrogpower.com

Contact Your Credit Union: Joel Lalonde, President and CEO, Your Credit Union, 613-238-8025  ext 4264, jlalonde@yourcu.com