Event: MEC Broadway Solar Installation Launch and Community Event

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 13:30 to 15:00
Event Description: 

MEC Broadway Solar Installation Launch and Community Event:

DATE: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION:  130 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC Map: https://goo.gl/maps/IM9yv
Come and join MEC, The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and Bullfrog Power for the official launch of a historic solar installation!

We will be celebrating the re-launch of Vancouver's first grid-tied solar installation, originally mounted on the SPEC energy demonstration centre. The project was more than doubled in size and reinstalled on the roof of MEC’s Broadway Avenue store. The initiative was spearheaded by Bullfrog Power’s Bullfrog Builds Renewable Accelerator program in an effort to preserve the original solar panels and to fund the expansion and relocation.
Activities will include:
Remarks from SPEC, MEC and Bullfrog Power representatives
A chance to learn more about this historical solar installation
Refreshments from Bullfrog Power partners, including Ethical Bean Coffee and Left Coast Naturals 
A chance to win eco-friendly prizes from Bullfrog Power and MEC
Photo opportunity with Bullfrog Power's 8' inflatable frog
We hope to see you there! 

About Bullfrog Builds

This project is part of the Bullfrog Builds Program, which has already committed to supporting nearly 30 projects in six provinces and one territory across Canada! Bullfrog Power provides critical financial support to these projects to help accelerate the growth of community-based renewable energy across Canada. To learn more about the Bullfrog Builds, Renewable Accelerator program, please visit: www.bullfrogpower.com/greenenergy

About SPEC

Founded in 1969, The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit charitable organization that engages and builds capacity within local communities to enable lasting behaviour change towards urban sustainability. For almost 50 years, SPEC has engaged with the Vancouver community through education and advocacy in the areas of local food systems, renewable energy, zero waste, sustainable transportation and protecting our blue and green spaces. SPEC is a member-based society with an elected Board of Directors and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

About MEC

A retail co-operative, MEC exists to encourage and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lifestyles. From backcountry trails to city streets, MEC supports a range of outdoor activities including climbing, hiking, camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, running and yoga. Well known for selling high-quality well-designed products that offer great value, MEC employs outdoor enthusiasts who possess a strong service ethic to provide its members with an authentic and accessible customer experience. MEC has more than 3.5 million members across Canada, whom it serves through 17 stores in 6 provinces as well as www.mec.ca and the Shop MEC iPhone® app. Anyone can join MEC by purchasing a $5 individual lifetime membership.