How it works – Residential

How it Works

When you choose green energy with Bullfrog Power, you begin matching your energy consumption with 100% renewable electricity, natural gas, or fuel. Any location can be bullfrogpowered, including spaces that are owned, leased, or shared. 

Intrepid Employee Discount Program

Intrepid Employee Discount Program

Intrepid has been choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power since 2008, displacing nearly 70 tonnes of CO2e in that time. That’s equivalent to taking more than 15 cars off the road for a year, or 34 hectares of forest growing for a year.

We know that decarbonizing our energy system is essential to combatting climate change, and you can help by choosing high-quality green electricity and green natural gas for your home. Bullfrog puts renewable energy onto the grid on your behalf. Whether you rent or own your home, any dwelling can become bullfrogpowered—no need to change your wiring or install special equipment.  

By bullfrogpowering your home, you’ll shrink your carbon footprint and help bring new renewable energy projects to the grid. You’ll also help fund community-based green energy projects like solar panels for schools, nonprofits, and Indigenous communities. 

Limited-time offer: By August 31, 2024, sign up your home for green electricity and/or green natural gas and receive a $25 account credit. Make your selection below and use promo code INTREPID-EMP50.

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2014 Kanaka Bar Indian Band Solar Project

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Green electricity

850 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$21.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 1.6 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 802 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity

650 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$16.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 1.2 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 601 kg of coal from being burned.

Green electricity

450 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$11.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 0.9 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 450 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity and green natural gas

850 kWh and 220 m3 of clean, renewable energy/month

$62.45/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 6.6 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 3,309 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity and green natural gas

650 kWh and 160 m3 of clean, renewable energy/month

$46.15/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 4.8 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 2,406 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity and green natural gas

450 kWh and 110 m3 of clean, renewable energy/month

$31.85/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 3.4 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 1,705 kg of coal from being burned!

How Bullfrog Power's green energy works

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Go for Green! Practical advice for your company’s sustainability team

It’s no secret that bullfrogpowered businesses are sustainability leaders, with many of them having a dedicated green team that encourages emissions reductions, recycling, and much more. We asked our community to share their favourite environmental initiatives and their advice for other companies looking to start or level up their green team.

Start with a baseline

Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. has a few key employees who captain their sustainability initiatives, from achieving B Corp certification to implementing a no-waste policy at their office and roasting facility. Thanks to the efforts of the entire team, Muskoka Roastery will achieve their zero-waste target by 2025 – driven largely by the conversion of all coffee bags to a recyclable alternative.

The Muskoka Roastery team stressed the importance of tracking key metrics, like waste, energy, and water, as a first step towards sustainability. Without a baseline, you won’t be able to measure and celebrate your progress.

Prioritize immediate impact

TAS notes that while distant net-zero goals are important, it’s equally important to look for everyday green opportunities. Their Impact team focuses on sustainability as well as social impact in the pursuit of developing mixed-income, low-carbon housing.

At TAS, they prioritize avoiding emissions from the beginning of the building development process, reducing the need for carbon offsets. At their flagship development in downtown Toronto, they diverted more than 92% of demolition waste. Two-thirds of that waste was repurposed on-site, reducing emissions from transportation, recycling, and new material production.

Start small and keep steady

Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd. considers their entire staff to be a green team working towards reducing unnecessary consumption. Over the past 13 years, they’ve meticulously tracked their energy use, waste, and transportation.

They’ve found that building sustainable habits can lead to big impacts. By identifying and implementing small changes, like replacing hand towels with efficient dryers or swapping paper for a sugar-based alternative, Ecotrend Ecologics has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 44% compared to their base year.

Find strength in numbers

Devour Catering doesn’t have a formal green team, but that doesn’t stop them from incorporating sustainability into their decision-making. They’re working to source more produce, meat, and beverages from local vendors to cut down on transportation-related emissions and invest in the local food economy.

As a small business, Devour Catering finds that partnering with sustainability-focused organizations is a great way to have an impact without overextending their resources. Bullfrogpowering their operations is a simple and effective way to get started. They also work with partners to upcycle their used fryer oil into biofuel and offer reusable food containers to customers.

Focus on the customer experience

Staples Canada aims to make sustainable choices easier for their associates and their customers, such as by offering bullfrogpowered marketing collateral and other print materials to their solutionshop customers.

In 2012, Staples Canada’s sustainability team initiated a partnership with TerraCycle that allows customers to recycle writing instruments in stores. They’re the only Canadian retailer to do so, and they’ve recycled more than six million writing instruments to date!

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the partnership, the sustainability team held an event where associates helped create an art piece made of upcycled markers. The artwork hangs in the Staples Canada head office as a reminder to integrate sustainability into their workplace culture.

Keep learning and experimenting

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU) has a green team made up of a cross-functional group of members. This year, the team switched individual waste bins for central waste and recycling, stopping about 300 plastic bags from going to landfill each week.

The green team likes to get creative. Recently, they organized a Build-A-Bike Challenge in all YNCU offices and branches. Participants built 23 children’s bikes and donated them to local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters. The green team’s advice is to commit to ongoing learning and look to other organizations for unique ideas to try.

YNCU is also collaborating with other credit unions to encourage green energy adoption. Their Bullfrog Power partnership includes a Good Neighbour Co-operative Pricing Model that gives referred credit unions access to discounted rates.

 

 

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All about organic waste diversion at Seacliff Energy

For some Ontarians, putting our food waste in the green bin is second nature. But there are many municipalities and buildings that don’t offer this service – an issue that the province’s organic waste diversion program hopes to address.

Ontario aims to reduce or recover 50-70% of its food waste by 2025, but currently has only a third of the infrastructure needed to accept the diverted waste.

Bullfrog Power’s parent company, Envest, owns and operates Seacliff Energy: an anaerobic digestor that can process up to 110,000 tonnes of organic waste each year. Set in Leamington, it has served municipalities including the City of Toronto, York Region, and Halton Region. Envest recently signed contracts to process organic waste from Windsor-Essex and Durham Region beginning in 2024.

When organic waste is treated as garbage and taken to landfill, it emits potent greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, that contribute to climate change. If the organic waste is taken to an anaerobic digestor instead, the gases it emits can be turned into renewable biogas that displaces fossil fuels.

“Anaerobic digestion is a closed-loop system where nothing goes to waste,” said Jason Moretto, President and CEO of Envest. The biogas produced in the Leamington facility is converted into renewable electricity for the Ontario grid and thermal energy for a nearby tomato greenhouse. The digestion process also produces nutrient-rich, pasteurized, and certified organic Seacliff Green fertilizer, which Envest distributes to local farmers.

If green bin collection isn’t available to you, composting is a great alternative that also lowers greenhouses gases and produces plant-friendly compost. There are even waste diversion options for homes and offices without outdoor space – at the Bullfrog office, we use an appliance to process our food waste and create compost for staff to take home!

 

Solar power energizes a Halifax neighbourhood

As summer drew to a close in Halifax’s Uniacke Square neighbourhood, the young agricultural entrepreneurs at Hope Blooms, a youth-driven registered charity, rushed to harvest the last of their produce before Hurricane Lee hit. This equity-deserving community is already facing the effects of climate change, and its youth are seizing the opportunity to change the course of the climate crisis.

At Hope Blooms, youth learn to grow organic food on 10,000 square feet of urban gardens and in a solar powered greenhouse that the bullfrogpowered community supported in 2015. The food they grow is sold at the subsidized Fair Food Farmer’s Market and used to manufacture fresh herb salad dressings. After graduating at 18, youth leave with an annual scholarship funded by salad dressing proceeds – as well as deep knowledge of sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

This year, Bullfrog Power donated $20,000 to help Hope Blooms add even more renewable energy to their operations in the form of two solar awnings. The awnings provide shade for picnic tables, free wifi, and electricity for charging phones, laptops, and ebikes. All bullfrogpowered customers contribute to initiatives like this one through our community projects program.

The solar awnings quickly became a meeting place, an educational tool, and a lifeline. Many community members who are insecurely housed or unhoused come every day to charge their devices. And when a tropical storm caused a three-day power outage in the spring, everyone could rely on solar energy to keep their phones going.

Uniacke Square is a public housing project that was built in part to accommodate the displaced residents of Africville, a primarily Black community that the City of Halifax destroyed in the 1960s. Having been promised a higher standard of living, Africville residents who were forcibly relocated to Uniacke Square instead encountered racism, unequal access to education and jobs, and a lack of social supports.

Racialized poverty persists in Halifax to this day, making many Uniacke Square residents particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts like rising food and energy prices. Hope Blooms is working to alleviate those immediate effects through subsidized produce and free charging, with a long-term goal of breaking the cycle of poverty altogether. For a community that has often been denied a say in where and how they live, the opportunity to engage with environmental stewardship and climate action has been transformative.

Jessie Jollymore, the Founder and Executive Director of Hope Blooms, notes that youth are much more likely to develop an interest in things that they can relate to. Her proof? When children grow kale, they’ll devour a kale Caesar salad. Renewable energy is another example. Students who would be bored by a textbook explanation of solar power might love to open up a solar awning’s battery to see how it works.

Hope Blooms hosts Green Labs that let students do just that, gaining hands-on experience with renewable energy during an 8-week program. They learn about environmental stewardship from the ground up, starting with soil health. Then, they’re invited to look at the renewable technology around them, including the solar awnings and off-grid greenhouse, to spark ideas for a more sustainable future. The first group of students built wind turbine models, solar dehydrators for their garden produce, and solar-powered aquaponics systems.

To Jessie, bringing cutting-edge renewable technology to historically marginalized neighbourhoods like Uniacke Square is as much about giving the community a voice as it is about emissions reductions. “We’ve been left out of conversations about climate change and climate action, and the solar awnings are a really important tool to involve our community in those conversations,” Jessie said. “Long-term, we hope that some of our youth will go into renewable energy careers.”

Read more community project stories

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Celebrating what we accomplished together in 2023

Dec 4, 2023
Bullfrog Power’s annual magazine, the Buzz, has sustainability tips, community project stories, and more.
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NanoTerraTech: creating critical minerals locally and sustainably

Sep 12, 2023
This startup is transforming wood waste into biographite, the second most valuable carbon-based commodity and an essential EV component.
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Nature’s Way Employee Discount Program

Nature's Way Employee Discount Program

Nature's Way has been choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power since 2011, displacing over 1,172 tonnes of CO2e in that time. That’s equivalent to taking more than 252 cars off the road for one year, or 569 hectares of forest growing for a year. We know that decarbonizing our energy system is essential to combatting climate change, and you can help by choosing high-quality green electricity or green natural gas for your home. Bullfrog puts renewable energy onto the grid on your behalf—no need to change your wiring or install special equipment. Click here and here to learn more about Bullfrog's green electricity and green natural gas. 

By bullfrogpowering your home, you’ll shrink your carbon footprint and help bring new renewable energy projects to the grid. You’ll also help fund community-based green energy projects like solar panels for schools, nonprofits, and Indigenous communities. 

*Nature's Way has partnered with Bullfrog Power to offer employees a $25 credit that will be applied to your account when you sign up for green electricity or green natural gas using custom promo code NATURESWAY.

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Green electricity

850 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$21.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 1.6 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 802 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity

450 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$11.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 0.9 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 450 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity

650 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$16.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 1.2 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 601 kg of coal from being burned.

Sodexo Employee Discount Program

Sodexo Employee Discount Program

Sodexo Canada has been choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power since 2017, displacing over 600 tonnes of CO2e in that time. That’s equivalent to taking more than 131 cars off the road for one year, or 286 hectares of forest growing for a year. We know that decarbonizing our energy system is essential to combatting climate change, and you can help by choosing high-quality green electricity for your home. Bullfrog puts renewable energy onto the grid on your behalf—no need to change your wiring or install special equipment. Click here to learn more about Bullfrog Power's green electricity.

By bullfrogpowering your home, you’ll shrink your carbon footprint and help bring new renewable energy projects to the grid. You’ll also help fund community-based green energy projects like solar panels for schools, nonprofits, and Indigenous communities. 

*Sodexo Canada has partnered with Bullfrog Power to offer Sodexo Canada employees a $25 credit that will be applied to your account when you sign up for green electricity using custom promo code 25_SODEXO from September 18 – November 3, 2023.

Sign up for Green Electricity

Green electricity

850 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$21.25/month

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With this product, you’ll displace 1.6 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 802 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity

450 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$11.25/month

Read More...
With this product, you’ll displace 0.9 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 450 kg of coal from being burned!

Green electricity

650 kWh of clean, renewable energy/month

$16.25/month

Read More...
With this product, you’ll displace 1.2 tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s equivalent to preventing 601 kg of coal from being burned.