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Reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference. Over 200,000 tonnes of CO2 has already been reduced by homeowners like you!

Summitt EverGreen

Green Power and the Power of Being Green

Here are two ways to be Green:

The Summitt EverGreen Program

A Summitt EverGreen Customer’s monthly payment can support unique environmental projects, which reduce greenhouse gases in Ontario, and other participating provinces in Canada! As an EverGreen Customer, Summitt will retire 2.2 tonnes of carbon credits every year on your behalf, which represents 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions from the average Ontario home’s electricity usage! The monthly amount you sign up for will never increase, and goes right on your Enbridge Natural Gas bill. Your household’s convenient, monthly EverGreen contribution will reduce greenhouse gas emissions right where you live! Oh Canada!

The Summitt Green Power Program

The perfect way to make your power green! When you sign up for electricity price protection, you can also make the electricity you use 100% carbon neutral, eliminating your electricity carbon footprint. By signing up for Summitt’s Green Power program, you will not only protect yourself from any fluctuating electricity prices, you can do your part to ensure that 100% of your greenhouse gas emissions from electricity usage are offset. Provide a cleaner, healthier environment for Canadians, just by paying your electricity bill! Give back to the environment with total convenience, and give back to your family’s pocket book with price protection on your electricity bills!


Projects supported by Summitt Energy’s Green customers

AMCO Farms Biomass Project
Carbon Credit Focus: Biomass to Energy

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The project consists of the generation of thermal energy from 3 biomass combustion units located at the AMCO Farms greenhouse facilities in Leamington, Ontario, wholly owned and operated by AMCO Farms Inc. The biomass combustion units typically generate 350,000 – 400,000 GJ of heat for the greenhouses per year depending on downtime and displace the majority of fossil fuel usage at the site. The use of renewable biomass residues to heat the greenhouse operations avoids anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from the business as usual practice of burning fossil fuels for heat generation.

AIM Composting at Hamilton’s Central Facility
Carbon Credit Focus: Aerobic Composting

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The project achieves greenhouse gas emission reductions by transforming organic residue as derived from municipally generated source separated household waste into compost. This waste diversion projects avoids a large quantity of organic residues from being buried in a landfill where it would likely undergo anaerobic decomposition hence generating methane.

 

C&B Farms Biomass Heating Project
C
arbon Credit Focus: Biomass to Energy

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C&B Farms currently utilizes biomass from wood chips to heat their commercial greenhouses, thereby diverting them from a municipal landfill, in replacement of burning fossil fuels.

Pyramid Farms Biomass Heating Project
Carbon Credit Focus:
Biomass to Energy

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Pyramid Farms currently utilizes biomass from wood chips to heat their commercial greenhouses, thereby diverting them from a municipal landfill, in replacement of burning fossil fuels.

Biomass-to-Energy Offset Project Pool (Woodside and Kralt)
Carbon Credit Focus: Biomass to Energy

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Two greenhouse operators use waste biomass as a feedstock to heat their greenhouse operations, thus replacing fossil fuel consumption and diverting biomass from landfills. This has the impact of reducing emission not only from fossil fuel combustion but also from methane creation in landfills.

Refrigerant Management Canada Ozone Depleting Substance Destruction Project
Carbon Credit Focus: Ozone Depleting Substance Destruction

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Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) administers a voluntary program to fund and facilitate the collection and destruction of surplus ozone depleting substances (ODS) from stationary refrigeration and air conditioning sources in Canada and transfers them to destruction facilities.

Merom Farms Biomass Project
Carbon Credit Focus: Biomass to Energy

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The Project achieves GHG emission reductions by switching from using natural gas, a fossil fuel, to heat the greenhouses to using biomass, a less GHG intensive fuel source. The biomass source is waste wood that would have been stockpiled indefinitely if the Project did not exist; therefore the project also achieves emission reductions by diverting waste from stockpile.

Net Zero Composting
Carbon Credit Focus: Composting

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The Net Zero Waste Composting Project’s purpose is to create valuable compost products for organic farmers, landscapers and the public from the composting of residential, commercial and agricultural organic waste. GHG reductions are achieved through the diversion of waste from landfill. The Project transforms waste into compost, thereby reducing emissions of methane, a potent GHG that would have been generated in landfills through anaerobic decomposition.

Coastal Composting
Carbon Credit Focus: Composting

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The Coast Environmental Composting Project’s purpose is to create valuable compost products for landscapers, local golf courses and the public from the composting of bio-solids and residential organic waste. GHG reductions are achieved through the diversion of waste from landfill. The Project transforms waste into compost, thereby reducing emissions of methane, a potent GHG that would have been generated at landfills through anaerobic decomposition.

Prism Farms Biomass Heating Project
Carbon Credit Focus: Biomass to Energy

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Prism Farms currently utilizes biomass from wood chips to heat their commercial greenhouses, thereby diverting them from a municipal landfill, in replacement of burning fossil fuels.

 

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What are Carbon Offsets?

Carbon Offsets are measurable and have tangible benefits generated from environmental projects. The offsets you contribute to are for emission reduction projects achieved by environment-conscious people just like you! Canadian businesses are doing their part to reduce the emissions by switching to alternative energy sources such as wind and solar, as well as other emission reduction activities like tree-planting and methane gas recapture.

How will I make a difference when I enroll in the Summitt EverGreen Program?

When you choose to offset your home’s electricity emissions with Summitt, you are canceling out a corresponding amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced elsewhere. When you enroll in the Summitt EverGreen Program, Summitt invests in Canadian CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certified Carbon Offsets.

Hassle-free billing occurs right on your current utility bill!

Why are Greenhouse Gases so dangerous?

Greenhouse gases and emissions are often used to describe man-made gases that negatively affect the earth’s atmospheric filters. These gases trap and hold heat causing global warming.1

The Summitt EverGreen Program provides homeowners with a means to do their part to save the environment in Canada, which benefits the world.

Did You Know?

  • Your home’s energy usage will be 100% carbon neutral when you enroll in this program*
  • You can choose to reduce your carbon footprint for future generations
  • Join the Summitt EverGreen Program today and have a greener tomorrow!

*Based on the electricity consumption of the average Ontario home.

1 http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/16-201-x/2007000/10542-eng.htm


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