Iron & Earth East to build renewable energy demonstration greenhouse in St. John’s - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

Iron & Earth East to build renewable energy demonstration greenhouse in St. John’s

St. John’s, NL — Today Iron & Earth East is proud to announce they successfully reached their crowdfunder goal to build a 100% renewable energy-powered demonstration greenhouse, with big support from Bullfrog Power’s matching donation incentive.

“We’re thrilled at the response and so grateful for all the support from Bullfrog,” said Adam Cormier, a member of Iron & Earth East and a former oilsands worker. “This greenhouse will allow us to tell the story of green energy’s power and increase the region's renewable energy skill set through on-site training. The end goal is to attract more training and work opportunities here in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

On August 8 Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, announced it would match all donations to the crowdfunder — even tripling them in the final two days.

“Bullfrog Power is proud to have been a part of Iron & Earth’s successful crowdfunding effort for a demonstration greenhouse that will be powered with clean, renewable energy,” said Ron Seftel, CEO of Bullfrog Power. “The Iron & Earth greenhouse joins more than 70 community projects across Canada that have benefited from the support of bullfrogpowered homes and businesses.”

Iron & Earth East is the Atlantic Canadian chapter of an oilsands worker-led group pushing for green energy investments and renewables training for traditional energy sector employees who are out of work.

The greenhouse will use the latest technologies so they can demonstrate the power of modern renewables and help showcase how our province can deal with food security issues by powering LED grow lights in the winter months. They will incorporate solar and one other site-specific technology (micro-hydro, wind or geothermal) to power, heat and light the greenhouse year round: www.startsomegood.com/GreenRevolutionNL.

About Iron & Earth

Iron & Earth is led by oilsands workers committed to incorporating more renewable energy projects into their work scope. The group came together during the spring of 2015 when oil prices started to fall, and is pushing for investments in green energy and re-training in renewables. Our membership has since grown to include workers from a variety of industrial trades, including boilermakers, electricians, pipefitters, ironworkers and labourers. We want to see workers and families thrive. We want the green energy revolution to bring us closer to financial security and our climate targets — all at the same time.

Sign up to join the Iron & Earth community at IronandEarth.org, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/IronandEarth.org) and follow us on Twitter (@IronandEarth).

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.

Join the bullfrogpowered community online on Facebook (facebook.com/BullfrogPower), Instagram (@bullfrogpower) and Twitter (@bullfrogpower).

Contact Iron & Earth

Adam Cormier

Journeyman Electrician and East Coast Director for Iron & Earth

709-769-2060

adam@ironandearth.org

Contact Bullfrog Power

Jon McKay

Corporate Communications Manager

416-360-3464 ext 239

jon.mckay@bullfrogpower.com

 

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