Bruce Power is contributing more than $50,000 to a host of environmental causes this year, including a number of programs driven to ensure the ecological and educational benefits of Earth Week continue throughout 2012.

“Although we do an excellent job of protecting the environment through our day-to-day operations, we understand the importance of educating the greater community and youth of Bruce and Grey counties on the importance of being good environmental stewards,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO. “By supporting these important community initiatives, we are helping to foster an appreciation and understanding of the environment at a very young age.”

Bruce Power is supporting these environmental programs this year:

  • Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation ‘Is the Coast Clear?’ Conference, May 18 – Bruce Power is providing $4,000 in sponsorship to offset the costs of this event, which is designed for the public and draws a wide audience including cottagers, farmers, agency staff, municipal councillors, and business owners, who all work together to preserve Lake Huron’s natural shoreline.
  • ‘SauGREEN for the Environment’ – Bruce Power is providing $10,000 towards the purchase of trees to be planted in Saugeen Shores, Saugeen First Nations and Kincardine this spring.
  • Discover Energized Environmental Resource (DEER) program – Bruce Power makes an annual donation of $22,500 (as well as busing costs) to assist the Saugeen Conservation Authority in providing environmental programs, which focus on various aspects of the local ecosystem as well as energy conservation, to over 2,000 students in the Bluewater District and Bruce Grey Catholic school boards.
  • Bruce Grey Forest Festival – The company is providing a $5,000 sponsorship for the three-day event, which is open to Grade 7 students from across Bruce and Grey counties. Activities are focused on forest ecosystems and interactions, forest resource management and sustainability, biodiversity and species at risk, climate change and stewardship, and conservation. The forest festival will be held in October.
  • Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival – This fun and educational event that teaches Grade 4 students about the importance of water resources in everyday life, will see a $10,000 boost from Bruce Power this year. Through about 50 activity centres, students across Grey and Bruce counties will learn about the wise use, conservation and protection of water and water sources, as well as the role they play in the environment. The water festival will be held in September.

Bruce Power is also holding numerous Earth Week activities for its employees, including an eWaste collection day, a site spring cleaning, and a free bus day to help spread awareness about environmental stewardship.

About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

24-hour Duty Media Officer – 519-361-6161