The JUNO Express powered by VIA Rail Canada will be bullfrogpowered with green fuel
OTTAWA, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - For a record tenth straight year, Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) are partnering to bullfrogpower JUNO Week, which runs from March 27 to April 2, 2017 in Ottawa, with clean, renewable energy. In a first for the partnership, CARAS is choosing Bullfrog Power's green fuel for the JUNO Express powered by VIA Rail Canada, a train that will transport fans and industry stakeholders from Toronto's Union Station and Le Gare Centrale in Montreal to the 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa.
"To mark our decade long partnership, we're proud to announce that CARAS is bullfrogpowering the JUNO Express with green fuel—the first time in Canada that our green fuel has been used to reduce emissions from train travel," said Josephine Coombe, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Bullfrog Power.
By choosing green fuel for the JUNO Express, CARAS and The JUNO Awards are reducing the environmental impact of the train's travel by displacing almost 50 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and helping to green the Canadian fuel system. Conventional transportation fuel—such as the diesel typically used for trains—is made from petroleum, which contributes to climate change and air pollution. Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power ensures that renewable fuel is injected into the Canadian fuel system on behalf of CARAS and The JUNO Awards. Bullfrog Power sources its green fuel from biodiesel producers that repurpose waste streams from food and feed manufacturing, and used cooking oils from restaurants and kitchen facilities.
In addition, for the 2017 JUNO Awards, Bullfrog Power is ensuring that its generators put 504 MWh of green power onto the grid to match the amount of electricity used by JUNO Week events, hotel stays, and the CARAS head office in Toronto—enough clean energy to power more than 2,200 Canadian households for one week. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
Choosing Bullfrog Power's green electricity and green fuel is one of many steps that CARAS is taking to enhance the sustainability of the 2017 JUNO Awards. CARAS works closely with partners and suppliers to reduce resource consumption, manage waste and opt for socially and environmentally responsible goods and services.
Musicians across Canada are also choosing to support renewable energy with Bullfrog Power. 2017 JUNO-nominated musicians that have made a long-standing green energy commitment include Gord Downie and Sam Roberts Band. Over the past decade, major Canadian musicians including Anne Murray, Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Dave Carroll, Dave Gunning, k-os, Tara MacLean, The Sheepdogs and The Tragically Hip have also demonstrated their support for green energy by bullfrogpowering their homes, tours, concerts or companies. Through their partnerships with Bullfrog Power, these Canadian icons reduce their carbon emissions footprints and help create awareness about the actions we can all take to reduce climate change.
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.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
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