OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Beau's Brewing Co., based in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, are announcing the launch of a new solar project in Ottawa. The 10 kW project is being developed in partnership with Just Food, an organization working toward just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region. A free community celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, at the Just Food Farm where members of the public can learn more about, and celebrate, local good food projects.
"Bullfrog Power and Beau's took an early interest in Just Food's community farm when they committed to helping us develop our own solar project," said Moe Garahan, Executive Director, Just Food. "Thanks to this very generous support, we were able to partner with a range of funding partners to do even more to strengthen Just Food's mission of working towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region."
As a result of its customers' support, Bullfrog Power is able to contribute to this project through its community renewable projects program. The company works with communities from coast to coast to coast to provide critical early-stage funding for green energy projects—such as solar panels on schools and community centres and renewable projects with Indigenous communities. Beau's Brewing Co., a long-time supporter of Just Food and a bullfrogpowered business since 2014, is committed to advancing local renewable energy projects that can make change in their communities. Together, Bullfrog Power and Beau's helped to finance the solar installation and assist Just Food in its goal to educate on and promote sustainable agriculture in Eastern Ontario.
"I believe that beer tastes better when you feel good about drinking it. I'm proud that our independent, employee owned brewery is able to support Just Food, an amazing, dynamic and important organization in our local community," said Steve Beauchesne, CEO of Beau's Brewing Co.
"Beau's is a true game changer—being one of the first companies in Canada to directly address their energy-related emissions footprint with all three of Bullfrog Power's green energy offerings: green electricity, green natural gas and green fuel," said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. "We're excited to be a part of this unique collaboration, where an innovative local business that champions green energy is also helping a local non-profit develop their own new renewable energy generation."
To launch the newly renovated Just Food Farm and the new solar project, a community celebration event will be held at the Just Food Farm location (2389 Pepin Court, Ottawa, ON) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017. This free event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend, rain or shine.
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.
About Beau's Brewing Co.
Beau's Brewing is an employee-owned and totally independent Canadian craft brewery. Founded in 2006 by father and son Tim and Steve Beauchesne, Beau's brews interesting, tasty beers using best-quality certified organic ingredients and local spring water. In addition to flagship "Lug Tread Lagered Ale" and year-round offering "Full Time I.P.A.," Beau's portfolio of award-winning beers includes "The Tom Green Beer" and the "Wild Oats," "Farm Table," and "Gruit" Series. Beau's has been a recipient of more than 100 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices, including 2 Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France, and Montréal, Québec); 6 Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 8-times "Best Craft Brewery in Ontario" and 8-times "Best Regularly Produced Beer in Ontario" at the Golden Tap Awards. As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau's meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Beau's beer is available across Canada, NY and MA. Beau's is the Official Brewery of Ottawa 2017. Oh yeah!
About Just Food
Just Food is an organization dedicated to vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region. Just Food manages many projects, including the Community Gardening Network in Ottawa, the Start-Up Farm Program, Savour Ottawa (of which Beau's is a member), and the Just Food Farm. Just Food supports the Ottawa Food Policy Council and other food policy initiatives, the Ottawa Incubator Kitchen, the Ottawa Community Food Hub, facilitates workshops and tours on food and farming, and encourages everyone to become an active part of their food system.
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For further information: Contact Bullfrog Power: Jon McKay, Corporate Communications Manager, 416.360.3464 ext. 239, [email protected]; Contact Beau's Brewing Co.: Jen Beauchesne, Communications Director, Beau's Brewing Co., 613.307.0066, [email protected]; Contact Just Food: Moe Garahan, Executive Director, 613.600.7636, [email protected]