Imperial Coffee and Services Announces Green Power Environmental Initiative

Imperial Coffee and Services Inc., a Toronto and Southern Ontario supplier of office coffee vending and water services for more than 35 years, announced its Ottawa branch is now 100 percent Bullfrog powered.

According to the company, Bullfrog power means generators inject clean, renewable electricity onto the regional grid to match the amount of power Imperial Coffee and Services uses. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program — instead of from polluting sources or large hydro.

By choosing green electricity, Imperial Coffee is reducing its impact on the environment, supporting the development of new renewable generation in Canada and helping to create a cleaner world.

Homes and businesses are both able to be Bullfrog powered with green electricity. More information is available at the Bullfrog Power website.

“This is just the latest environmental initiative for us,” said Imperial Coffee and Services President Mark Steiner, in a prepared statement. “We have long been the industry leader on the environment.”

In April, Imperial Coffee and Services announced it had joined a worldwide movement to “outsmart waste” through the TerraCycle program, which converts waste material into a wide variety of products and materials.

Imperial Coffee and Services’ "go green" mandate already provides customers with aggressive options in the areas of responsibility, sustainability and minimization of waste. Among many initiatives are: bio-degradable packaging, re-cycling brewers and filter packs, and using Greenware cold drink cups. The Imperial Coffee and Services warehouse uses energy-efficient radiant heating. The company has also purchased carbon credits to partially offset emissions from its participation at a conference.

Imperial Coffee and Services offers Fair Trade and sustainable coffee from such leading suppliers as Starbucks, Timothy's and Mars Drinks. Imperial Coffee and Services also offers its own private label Fair Trade and sustainable coffee.

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