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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.

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March 24, 2009

This week Eclipse Awards became Bullfrog Powered!  This commits us to our 5th year of being green powered (our first 4 years were with BC Hydro’s Green Power Certificates program which is currently in transition). Using green power is one part of Eclipse’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, being carbon neutral, building the community we believe in, and providing leadership to other small businesses.

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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:

  1. Green power means fewer greenhouse gas emissions (GHG’s)
  2. Staff and clients feel good knowing they are contributing to a solution
  3. It strengthens our commitment to sustainability and appeals to clients that share our values
  4. It's a simple way to help support the emergence of green power and renewable energy projects. 
Sustainability has a lot of dimensions and power and energy are definitely big considerations. Using green power to lighten our footprint, differentiate our company, and help enable new renewable power projects is a perfect example of the win-win-win situations we like to create at Eclipse Awards.  Working with an excellent partner like bullfrog is also enjoyable and rewarding.

Let us know if you decide to help lead the way and go bullfrog too!




suzanne siemens - Friday Nov 27, 2009 at 7:15am PST
congrats toby and thanks for being such a leader in progressive business practices. great office would love to come for a visit one day!
Toby - Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 at 10:11am PST
Would be great to see you Chris! Our office is open in every sense, so feel free to drop by anytime and see where we make all the crystal awards.
Chris Hayward - Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 at 8:45am PST
Hey nice office guys, havent been to the new location, i'll have to stop by sometime when im in the area!

Cheers,

Chris H.
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