Bruce Power’s Environment group spent last week spreading the word about environmentalism.
To celebrate Earth Week, those responsible for environmental stewardship on our 2,300 acre site delivered educational programs to over 300 Grade 5, 6 and 7 students in Port Elgin and Kincardine, with topics ranging from biodiversity, Ontario’s energy supply mix and climate change.
The company also partnered with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce to collect about 10,000 lbs of electronic waste from employees, keeping this refuse out of local landfills and helping to build Habitat homes in the process.
Bruce Power employees also participated in various awareness campaigns, including pledging to make Earth Day every day through the Electronic Earth Flag, and also learning about Ontario’s turtle population and the importance of biodiversity through ‘lunch and learn’ sessions on site.
“Bruce Power takes great pride in our ability to protect the environment while generating 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity and producing zero carbon emissions,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Our Environment group does a wonderful job of establishing programs to minimize our environmental footprint, helping to protect some of the 235 types of plants and 200 species of wildlife found on the Bruce site.”
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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