Random House of Canada is bullfrogpowered(TM)



    Book publisher becomes first major trade publisher to sign on with
    Bullfrog Power(TM) for 100 per cent green electricity

    TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ - Bullfrog Power, a leading Canadian provider of
100 per cent green electricity, today announced that Random House of Canada, a
Toronto-based book publisher, has become Canada's first major trade publisher
to become bullfrogpowered with clean, emissions-free electricity. Random House
of Canada, which has agreed to purchase almost 1,300 MWh of green electricity
annually for its operations in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario, joins the
growing number of Canadian homes, businesses and organizations that support
locally produced, clean, renewable power from Bullfrog.
    "Random House of Canada takes our environmental responsibility
seriously," said Brad Martin, President and CEO, Random House of Canada. "We
have been impressed by the positive impact Bullfrog is having and are pleased
to be working with them as one of our environmentally conscious initiatives."
    Random House of Canada has committed, as part of Random House, Inc., to
instituting environmentally sustainable measures in its business operations.
The organization is targeting the use of 30 per cent recycled fibers in
uncoated papers and 10 per cent in coated papers for its books by 2010.
Already a year ahead of schedule, Random House estimates that 300,000 trees
were saved in 2007 due to these initiatives.
    Random House of Canada has a strong program of publishing books on
environmental topics. Recent titles include The Upside of Down by
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Heat by George Monbiot, The Geography of Hope by
Chris Turner and Ecoholic by Adria Vasil. In addition, Random House of Canada
has purchased 65 digital readers for staff, significantly reducing the number
of manuscripts printed in-house. It has also established a green committee,
which has eliminated water bottles and plastic dishes at most company meetings
and implemented the use of environmentally benign cleaning products.
    "We are very happy to welcome Random House of Canada to the community of
bullfrogpowered organizations," said Tom Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power.
"Random House of Canada has already taken important steps to reduce its
environmental impact and Bullfrog is proud to be a part of its ongoing
sustainability plan."

    About Bullfrog Power

    Bullfrog Power is a leading provider of 100 per cent green electricity.
Founded in 2005, Bullfrog provides homes and businesses in Alberta and Ontario
with an easy way to go green and help create a cleaner, healthier environment
for future generations. All of Bullfrog's power comes from clean, renewable
sources like wind power and low-impact water power that displace polluting and
carbon-intensive sources like coal. Bullfrog sources power exclusively from
generators that have received Environment Canada's Environmental Choice(M)
Program EcoLogo(M) certification. Thousands of Canadian homeowners and
hundreds of businesses have made the decision to become "bullfrogpowered" and
support the generation of clean, renewable power.
    www.bullfrogpower.com

    About Random House of Canada

    Random House of Canada Limited is the Canadian division of Random House,
Inc., the world's largest publisher of general interest hardcover, paperback
and audio adult and children's fiction and nonfiction books. Random House of
Canada Limited is home to the prestigious and long-standing Canadian imprints
Doubleday Canada, Knopf Canada, Random House Canada, Vintage Canada, Anchor
Canada and Seal Books. Random House is the book publishing division of
Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's foremost media companies.





For further information:

For further information: Contact Bullfrog Power, Lauren Mostowyk, Media
Relations Specialist, Bullfrog Power, Tel: (416) 360-3464 x221, Mobile: (416)
417-6352, Email: lauren.mostowyk@bullfrogpower.com; Contact Random House of
Canada, Tracey Turriff, SVP, Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications,
Random House of Canada Limited, Tel: (416) 957-1568, Email:
tturriff@randomhouse.com

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