Eclipse is bullfrogPowered (now with 100% local wind energy)!
by Toby Barazzuol on Tuesday Mar 24, 2009
Updated on November 26, 2009
Eclipse Awards is now 100% wind powered thanks to bullfrog power's new Bear Mountain Wind Farm. This wind farm is the first to come online in British Columbia and offers bullfrog clients the chance to become fully wind powered for the first time.
March 24, 2009
So what does using green power mean? In this case, being bullfrog powered means that for all of the electricity used by Eclipse Awards, bullfrog contributes and equal amount of electricity into the BC grid from renewable energy projects located in BC and Alberta. Bullfrog's current mix in BC is approximately 80% from certified low-impact hydro, and 20% from wind energy sources. All projects are EcoLogo certified meaning they're verified by a 3rd party to ensure accuracy.
Without a doubt, conservation and simply using as little electricity as possible is the best and fastest way to lower your energy footprint. Some people call these negawatts - they are the least expensive tool at our disposal and the one we should use first. As with design, the elegance of conservation lies in what you don't use. We designed our new office to emrace natural light and in fact, we rarely even turn on the lights between April and September. When we do use electricity though, we want that power to be produced as cleanly and as locally as possible. By working with a partner like bullfrog, we help to create more demand for green power projects in BC.
Choosing green power is definitely affordable and something most organizations should consider, especially when you think about these benefits:
- Green power means fewer greenhouse gas emissions (GHG’s)
- Staff and clients feel good knowing they are contributing to a solution
- It strengthens our commitment to sustainability and appeals to clients that share our values
- It's a simple way to help support the emergence of green power and renewable energy projects.
Let us know if you decide to help lead the way and go bullfrog too!