Our Environmental Commitment
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority awarded the 2015 Greening Partnership Environmental Award to Union Gas.
“Union Gas has been a significant partner to our organization for the past 10 years contributing over $130,000,” said Randall Van Wagner, environmental project manager with the Greening Partnership and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.
In addition to financial support, more than 130 Union Gas volunteers have invested over 350 sweat equity hours in a dozen environmentally focused community projects over the past five years. Projects range from tree to prairie plug planting ensuring a sustainable future so that the local community will be able to enjoy a thriving environment for years to come.
Red Lake: Transforming a Community
For the last three years, the northern Ontario community of Red Lake has been enjoying affordable and reliable natural gas service because of a Union Gas pipeline project. The $40 million project, which supported the creation of more than 100 jobs, was funded cooperatively by the federal and provincial governments, Goldcorp, the Municipality of Red Lake and Union Gas. Today, access to low-cost natural gas is saving local residents and businesses 50 to 70 percent and serving as a catalyst for regional economic development for years to come.
“This clean, efficient and economic form of energy will provide new opportunities for our residents and businesses,” said Red Lake Mayor Phil Vinet. “We welcome Union Gas to Red Lake!”