In celebration of Earth Hour, Conestoga Mall bullfrogpowers the equivalent of every home in Kitchener-Waterloo for an hour

WATERLOO, ON, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - For this year's Earth Hour (Saturday, March 25), Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Conestoga Mall are teaming up to provide enough renewable energy to bullfrogpower every home in Kitchener-Waterloo for one hour. Through the agreement, Conestoga Mall will purchase 179,000 kWh of green electricity from Bullfrog Power—equivalent to what 181,495 homes in Kitchener-Waterloo would use in one hour.1 Conestoga Mall is one of seven Ivanhoé Cambridge shopping centres participating in Earth Hour events with Bullfrog Power. Together, they are bullfrogpowering the equivalent of more than 1.9 million households across Canada during Earth Hour.

"Conestoga Mall is committed to improving our overall impact on the environment in the areas of energy consumption, water conservation, greenhouse gas emissions and waste management," said Sandra Stone, General Manager, Conestoga Mall. "By partnering with Bullfrog Power, we are helping to displace the equivalent of all of the electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions of every household in Kitchener-Waterloo during Earth Hour."

Conestoga Mall also bullfrogpowers its common areas with green electricity. That means that Bullfrog Power's generators put clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power used by Conestoga Mall's common areas. Across Canada, Bullfrog Power's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

"Earth Hour is a global event that is based on a sense of community. This Earth Hour, Conestoga Mall is giving back to its community by supporting green electricity equivalent to bullfrogpowering every Kitchener-Waterloo household," said Anthony Santilli, VP Sales and Marketing, Bullfrog Power. "As a result, Conestoga Mall is reducing the environmental impact of the power used during Earth Hour and sending a message about the need for all of us to take action on climate change."

Earth Hour is WWF's global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 170 countries and territories to take tangible climate action for over a decade. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in changing climate change and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to shine a light on climate action.

"Earth Hour is meant to spark meaningful changes to tackle climate change, including in our own homes," says David Miller, President and CEO, WWF-Canada. "It's an opportunity to focus on solutions and making the transition to renewable energy is something we must and can do."

In addition to Earth Hour activities and choosing Bullfrog Power's green energy, Conestoga Mall's sustainability initiatives include:

  • compost/green bin program for retailers and food court customers
  • recycling program for retailers and customers
  • hydration station
  • energy management system (lighting and temperature control)
  • white roof on 50 per cent of the building
  • storm water retention pond

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 Conestoga Mall
Conestoga Mall is a regional shopping centre located in the city of Waterloo, ON. The centre is situated directly adjacent to the area's major arterial highway, offering exceptional access and visibility. We offer our 5.5 million annual visitors a range of experiences all under one roof whether its shopping at 130+ stores and services or dining in a landmark Food Court featuring 14 vendors. We pride ourselves on providing a premier shopping experience that includes service excellence for both our shoppers and retailers and a commitment to improve our overall impact on the environment in the areas of energy consumption, water conservation, greenhouse gas emissions and waste management. Conestoga Mall is owned and managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge.

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1 Estimates are based on Statistics Canada's census data.

SOURCE Bullfrog Power

For further information: Contact Bullfrog Power: Jon McKay, Corporate Communications Manager, 416.360.3464 ext. 239, jon.mckay@bullfrogpower.com; Contact Conestoga Mall: Sandra Stone, General Manager, 519.886.5500, sandra.stone@ivanhoecambridge.com

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