Ontario Energy Savings L.P. gives to Earth Rangers



    
    Earth Rangers receives $30,000 worth of energy and participation in the
    Green Energy Option program from Ontario Energy Savings L.P.
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Earth Rangers, a non-profit organization that
empowers kids to improve the health of the planet, will be getting up to
$30,000 worth of energy donated as part of its new partnership with Ontario
Energy Savings L.P. (OES) and its participation in OES's Green Energy Option
(GEO) program.
    "This generous donation from Ontario Energy Savings means a lot to us,"
said Peter Kendall, executive director of Earth Rangers. "We inspire kids to
take action to protect the environment so it is important that we walk our
talk. Although the Earth Rangers Centre uses 79 per cent less energy than a
typical building, we are still consuming energy and this still does have an
impact on the environment," continued Kendall. "With OES' support, and our
participation in their GEO program, we are now able to do something about this
impact."
    OES provides individuals and organizations with the ability to offset
between 20 and 100 per cent of the harmful greenhouse gas emissions produced
by their consumption of natural gas through its GEOgas program. Through its
GEOpower program, consumers can ensure that an equivalent of between 20 and
100 per cent of the electricity they consume is generated from renewable
"green" sources, such as biomass, hydro and wind, and injected into the
Ontario electricity grid.
    "We're very pleased to be supporting Earth Rangers," said Ken Hartwick,
president and CEO of Ontario Energy Savings L.P. "As an organization that
believes in the importance of sustainability," continued Hartwick, "we value
and respect the work that Earth Rangers does and we're very happy to play a
part in helping to support the increasing environmental awareness of today's
youth."
    In addition to offsetting potentially negative environmental impacts
associated with its own energy consumption, Earth Rangers' participation in
OES' GEO program supports the purchase of carbon credits and renewable energy
credits, which are at the heart of OES's GEO program. By supporting these
purchases, Earth Rangers is also helping to ensure that large scale carbon
offset and renewable energy production projects, like those related to these
credits, continue to be undertaken.

    About Ontario Energy Savings

    Ontario Energy Savings L.P. is a part of Energy Savings Group, a group of
leading North American independent energy retailers who are affiliates of
Energy Savings Income Fund, a publicly traded trust listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange. With over one million customers across North America, Energy
Savings Group affiliates provide residential and commercial customers with
protection from energy price volatility and an efficient and effective way to
have a positive impact on the environment. For more information about Ontario
Energy Savings L.P. or about the Green Energy Option, please visit
www.energysavings.com.

    About Earth Rangers

    Earth Rangers is a non-profit organization that empowers kids to improve
the health of the planet. Building on kids' natural connection to wildlife,
its live shows and children's Web site, EarthRangers.com, motivates hundreds
of thousands of kids each year to make realistic, lifestyle changes. Earth
Rangers lives its values; its building has a Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation from the Canada Green Building
Council, and uses 79 per cent less energy than a typical building its size.
Visit EarthRangers.org for more information.





For further information:

For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES TO: Gord Potter, Senior Vice
President, Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, (905) 795-4214,
gpotter@energysavings.com; Christine Maloney, Communications Manager, (905)
417-3447 ext. 2291, cmaloney@earthrangers.com

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