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Bullfrog eBuzz

September 2016

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Thanks to a partnership between Bullfrog Power and Beaches Community Energy Co-op, Toronto's Kew Beach Junior Public School is now home to a new solar array. The 225-panel, 72 kW rooftop installation will generate the equivalent of one-third of the school’s annual electricity use—plus, a portion of the funds generated will support green initiatives at the school and in the community. 

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EV drivers plug in at Peavey Mart

Peavey Mart, a household name for agricultural hardware and supplies in Western Canada, was the first Canadian retailer to commit to installing electric charging stations at all its locations. Peavey Mart, which joined the bullfrogpowered community in 2015, chooses green energy for all its charging stations across Western Canada.

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What you can do to save the caribou

While Canadian caribou once numbered in the hundreds of thousands, today some herds of this iconic species are more than 95% gone. Bullfrogpowered partner WWF-Canada is working to protect Caribou calving grounds, and is also exploring the potential of renewable energy in Arctic communities to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Find out how you can help caribou make a comeback.

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A new way for businesses to reduce their impact

Did you know that more than 90% of Canadians think that it is important for businesses to take action to reduce their transportation-related emissions?* That's why Bullfrog Power is announcing a green fuel offering: an earth-friendly, renewable alternative to liquid fossil fuel, allowing climate-conscious businesses in Canada to reduce the environmental impact of their transportation.

*Environics Research Group, 2016 Sustainable Business Attitudes Survey

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Choosing green fuel to help fuel workplaces

Office Coffee Solutions and Mindful Snacks are a pair of bullfrogpowered companies dedicated to fueling office employees with locally sourced coffee and healthy, natural snacks. Now, both companies are bullfrogpowering their own vehicle fleets with green fuel, Bullfrog Power's renewable alternative to liquid fossil fuel. Learn more.

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Clean Energy Canada: Alberta's clean energy target opens new opportunities

The Government of Alberta recently announced a target to generate 30% of the province’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030, coinciding with the government’s commitment to phase out coal-fired power by 2030. In a recent blog post, Dan Woynillowicz, Policy Director for Bullfrog partner Clean Energy Canada, analyzes the opportunities of the policy development—read on.

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Manulife LPGA Classic greens the green

Congratulations to Caroline Masson, the 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic champion! This year's Manulife LPGA Classic at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario, was bullfrogpowered—in addition, the tournament used electric vehicles and waste was diverted through recycling, organic composting and the use of free water stations. 
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Bullfrogpowering education for future generations

Avenue Road Academy, an environmentally focused high school in midtown Toronto, encourages environmental leadership and ecological thinking in the student experience. To walk the talk, Avenue Road Academy dedicates a portion of student fees to bullfrogpowering the school with green electricity and green natural gas. The school also encourages students to live greener through its annual Eco Health Challenge, which includes contests centred around "human powered" commuting and refillable water bottle use.

Bullfrog welcomes the newest businesses to the community:

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