OLG CHOOSES RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ‘KNOW YOUR LIMIT’ AND PLAYOLG WEBSITES
TORONTO – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is proud to announce that it is choosing renewable energy for its Responsible Gambling website knowyourlimit.ca and its internet gambling website PlayOLG.ca.
This decision builds on OLG’s commitment to sustainability and a reduction of carbon emissions for its operations. Bullfrog Power was selected to be OLG’s provider for this initiative.
“The decision to choose green energy with Bullfrog Power complements OLG’s ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental impact across the organization,” said Paul Pellizzari, Executive Director for Policy and Social Responsibility. “Renewable energy is an important part of our efforts to become a global leader in energy-efficient, environmentally lower-impact gaming.”
OLG chooses green electricity for knowyourlimit.ca, PlayOLG.ca, OLG Casino Brantford, 60 per cent of the electricity used at the LEED-certified OLG Slots at Georgian Downs, as well as its entire network of digital signs. In choosing renewable energy for these websites, facilities and signs, OLG is reducing its carbon footprint by more than 1,200 tonnes each year, as well as reducing the emission of other harmful pollutants that contribute to poor air quality.
“Bullfrog Power’s clean, renewable energy has been part of OLG’s program since 2008,” said Anthony Santilli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bullfrog Power. “OLG has been a consistent innovator on the environmental front and we’re delighted to be working with them to build on their sustainability efforts.”
The announcement comes at a time when OLG employees and Gaming Sites are participating in WWF Canada’s Earth Hour for the fifth straight year. Participating OLG Gaming Sites will turn off exterior signage and dim all non-essential lights.
“It’s inspiring to see so many OLG employees across the province participate in WWF initiatives including Living Planet @ Work and Earth Hour,” said David Miller, President and CEO of WWF-Canada. “Since the start of our partnership in 2009, OLG has been leading by example, showing how, together, we can harness the power and passion of individuals to help build a sustainable future.”
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $40 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG’s annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial charities.
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