Pictured Above, “Loop” by Design Build Grow Studio (Mark Grimsrud, Newton Xian, Ron Noble, Margot de Man, Sarah Ives)
Toronto’s most creative hotel is now also its greenest! Partnering with Bullfrog Power, we’ll be the first hotel in Ontario to commit to 100% green electricity and 100% green natural gas for our entire operations.
Our Founder & Creative Director, Christina Zeidler, spearheaded the initiative after reading a report by the International Tourism Partnership that called for the need for hotels to reduce their carbon footprint by 90% by 2050 to keep global warming below the 2-degree threshold (as the hotel sector accounts for 1% of carbon emissions worldwide!).
“We’re putting our values where our mouth is. If companies don’t start taking action now, the next generation is going to pay for it. We’re modelling a new way of doing business, one that prioritizes people and the environment over profits,” says Christina.
As Canada’s only B-Corp certified hotel, we’ve always focused on environmentally sustainable and socially conscious business practices, measuring success with a triple bottom line since 2005. We really hope to lead a movement among the hotel industry in Canada through its 100% renewable energy program, accessible contemporary arts programming, commitments to local environmentally and socially conscious vendors and suppliers, as well as a strong focus on anti-oppressive and inclusive policies.
“The Gladstone Hotel has taken meaningful action towards eliminating its carbon footprint by committing to 100% renewable energy for its entire operations,” said Sean Drygas, Executive Vice President, Bullfrog Power Sustainability Solutions. “We are thrilled to welcome the Gladstone to the Bullfrog community, setting a strong example for how businesses can support Canadian green energy and help combat climate change.”
In classic Gladstone style, we’ll be celebrating our latest green commitment during one of the hotel’s annual signature exhibitions: Grow Op. Energy is the theme of this year’s edition of Grow Op, an immersive 4-day art exhibition that will take over the entire hotel April 18-21, 2019! To kick things off we’ll be co-hosting a preview of the exhibition on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W.) during which Bullfrog Power will be present to flick a giant green switch as the hotel goes live with green power!
ABOUT BULLFROG POWER
Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power Company and 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
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