Bullfrog Power helps green 2015 Canada Winter Games as Sustainability Partner

Thursday February 19, 2015


Select sporting venues are bullfrogpowered with 100 per cent green natural gas

Prince George, February 19, 2015—Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is excited to announce its participation in the 2015 Canada Winter Games as a Partner in Sustainability. Through the agreement, Prince George’s CN Centre and Lakewood Dental Arena at CN Centre (Kin 1) and Kin 2 will be bullfrogpowered with 100 per cent green natural gas for the duration of the 2015 Games.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the 2015 Canada Winter Games, bullfrogpowering the arenas and raising awareness of the importance of green energy among the sporting community,” says Peter Melanson, President, Bullfrog Power. “With Bullfrog, the 2015 Games are significantly reducing their carbon emissions and helping advance new renewable energy projects across Canada.”

Bullfrog’s generators will put 100 per cent green natural gas on the grid to match the amount of gas used by the CN Centre and Arenas 1 and 2 of the Kin Centre. 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. At the site, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and put into the national natural gas pipeline, displacing fossil fuel-based gas and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

“Bullfrog Power is helping us meet our sustainability goals and promote cleaner, healthier energy solutions,” says Emily Harrison, Manager, Sustainability, 2015 Canada Winter Games. “The 2015 Canada Winter Games are about leaving a legacy—for our sporting history, our communities and our country. Green energy is truly enriching our legacy.”

As part of its sustainability strategy, the 2015 Canada Winter Games also engages in a wide range of awareness building initiatives, such as:

  • Reuse the Programme Program, a targeted effort to collect and reuse event programmes;
  • Refill, NOT landfill, a campaign encouraging use of reusable coffee mugs and water bottles; and
  • UNBC Students Pave the Way, a student-run initiative to provide free public transportation during the Games.

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.

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About the 2015 Canada Winter Games
The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport and cultural event to ever be held in Prince George and northern British Columbia and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of over $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth. Athletes from 10 provinces and three territories will compete in 19 sports with the dream of becoming Canada’s next champions. In 2015, choose your path, leave your tracks, and journey with the 2015 Canada Winter Games as we host the nation and share a northern story with all of Canada.

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

Contact the 2015 Canada Winter Games
Alyson Gourley-Cramer
Manager, Communications & Community Relations
Tel: 905.361.4105
Email: agourley-cramer@canadagames2015.ca

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