Bruce Power employees did their part to protect the environment during Earth Week through numerous activities both on site and in the community.
Bruce Power’s Environment group held an e-waste recycling round-up, which diverted about 5,000 lbs of electronics from local landfills. As an added bonus, the proceeds from the donated materials will support Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, which assisted with the four-day collection.
“Bruce Power spends a lot of time developing ways to reduce the amount of waste we generate on site, and Earth Week also provided our employees with the opportunity to consider their environmental footprint at home,” said Francis Chua, Department Manager, Community & Indigenous Relations.
Employees were also urged to reduce their footprint by ‘minimizing megawatts’ and consciously using less power, taking part in ‘trashless Tuesday,’ participating in a nature and cultural walk on site led by species experts, focusing on decreasing their water usage, and avoiding disposable cups, buying fresh, local food, and participating in a volunteer clean-up of the roads that lead to site.
Over 250 students from schools in Port Elgin, Kincardine and Southampton also participated in our Eco-Mentors Program, a collaboration with the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and the Lake Huron Centre of Coastal Conservation. The students learned the importance of biodiversity, water protection and waste minimization and sorting.
For more information about Bruce Power’s environmental initiatives, visit our Environmental and Sustainability web page or drop in to our Visitors’ Centre at 3394 Bruce County Rd. 20, north of Tiverton.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
For more information, contact:
John Peevers, Department Manager, Communications and Media Relations