OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - For this year's Earth Hour (Saturday, March 25), Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Bayshore Shopping Centre are teaming up to provide enough renewable energy to bullfrogpower every home in Ottawa for one hour. Through the agreement, Bayshore will purchase 470 MWh of green electricity from Bullfrog Power—equivalent to what 498,640 homes in Ottawa would use in one hour.1 Bayshore 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 for one hour.
"Bayshore is proud to partner with Bullfrog Power for Earth Hour. This year, by bullfrogpowering every home in Ottawa for one hour, we're reducing the environmental impact of our entire community to mark the tenth anniversary of this global event," said Dennis Pelletier, General Manager, Bayshore Shopping Centre.
Bayshore 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 Bayshore'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.
"Bayshore's Earth Hour initiative demonstrates what can be achieved when businesses act as a force for good in their communities. By taking action on climate change, Bayshore is raising awareness and making an important commitment to a renewable energy future," said Anthony Santilli, VP Sales and Marketing, Bullfrog Power.
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."
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 Bayshore Shopping Centre
Bayshore Shopping Centre is the National Capital Region's premier shopping destination, with a strong tenant mix and ideal geographic location. Situated in the western portion of the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area, Bayshore is home to 190 retailers. Solidifying its position as the city's fashion leader, Bayshore embarked on a $200-million redevelopment project in 2012. The project boosted the centre's retail area by 340,000 sq. ft., introduced a new food court, 30 new stores, a restyled interior and over 3,800 complimentary parking spaces. Bayshore attracts over 7.2 million shoppers per year. For more information, visit www.bayshoreshoppingcentre.com
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, [email protected]; Contact Bayshore Shopping Centre: Denis Pelletier, General Manager, 613.829.7491, [email protected]