Make Cleaner Air

Sponsor one of our 18,200 new acres™ producing nature’s benefits for all canadians.

Make Cleaner Water

Sponsor one of our 18,200 New Acres™ producing nature’s benefits for all canadians.

Make New Habitats

sponsor one of our 18,200 New Acres™ producing nature’s benefits for all canadians.

New Acre™ Benefits

With your support, farmers and ranchers will dedicate selected areas of marginal farmland to the production of ecosystem services, with significant benefits for the environment, the local community and society as a whole.

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Cleaner Air

100% of our New Acres™ sequester carbon, ultimately making cleaner air for everyone.

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Cleaner Water

100% of our wetland projects filter water before it flows into streams and lakes, making cleaner water for our communities.

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New Wildlife Habitats

100% of our New Acres™ make habitats for wildlife, including pollinators and species at risk, for more biodiversity.

Rebuilding Nature, One Acre At A Time

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New Acre™ Project is brought to you by ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative. ALUS invests in farmers and ranchers producing cleaner air, cleaner water and new wildlife habitats in their communities.

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Helping Farmers & Ranchers Help Us All

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The support you provide goes to the farmers and ranchers whose acres produce a variety of ecosystem services in communities across Canada, from Red Deer, Alberta to Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

Eighteen Thousand And Counting

Since 2008, ALUS Canada has established more than 18,000 acres, an area the size of 50,000 hockey rinks. With your support, we will manage and maintain these New Acres™ and continue to grow, reaching 25,000 acres by the end of 2017.

How It Works

New Acre™ Project funds ecological projects on local farms and ranches across Canada. Your support helps farmers and ranchers steward their land to produce acres of ecosystem services, such as cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity.

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Organizations

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Individuals

New Acre™ Project.

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Local Communities, Farmers and Ranchers

Cleaner Air, Cleaner Water, New Wildlife Habitats and More

How It Works

New Acre™ Project funds ecological projects on local farms and raches across Canada. Your support helps farmers and ranchers steward their land to produce acres of ecosystem services, such as cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity.

dollar sign and a building

Organizations

dollar sign and three people

Individuals

New Acre Project.

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Local Communities,
Farmers and Ranchers

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Cleaner Air, Cleaner Water,
New Wildlife Habitats and More

What's in a New Acre™

A typical New Acre™ delivers a full suite of ecosystem services produced by a diverse range of projects across Canada.

Top 10 Ecosystem Services

  1. 1. Carbon Sequestration*
  2. 2. Biodiversity (Wildlife Habitat)
  3. 3. Water Filtration
  4. 4. Pollinator Habitat
  5. 5. Erosion Control
  1. 6. Species-at-risk Habitat
  2. 7. Flood Control
  3. 8. Drought Mitigation
  4. 9. Climate Adaptation
  5. 10. Community Resilience
  1. Carbon Sequestration*
  2. Biodiversity (Wildlife Habitat)
  3. Water Filtration
  4. Pollinator Habitat
  5. Erosion Control
  6. Species-at-risk Habitat
  7. Flood Control
  8. Drought Mitigation
  9. Climate Adaptation
  10. Community Resilience

ECOTYPES

22% Wetlands, 56% Grasslands, 22% Woodlands
  • Wetlands
  • Grasslands
  • Woodlands

PROJECT TYPES

53% Creation, 33% Restoration, 14% Strategic Conservation
  • Creation
  • Restoration
  • Strategic Conservation

*100% of our New AcresTM sequester carbon.

Where We Operate

Sponsor a new Acre™ Today

The sponsorship you provide supports the farmers and ranchers working everyday to rebuild nature.

For more information on sponsoring a number of New Acres™ or for corporate social responsibility inquiries, contact us

Lara Ellis
Director of Strategic Initiatives
416-303-7492 lellis@alus.ca

Michelle Primus
Director of Grants and Fundraising
647-654-0256 mprimus@alus.ca

To make an immediate impact on the ground, please support New Acre™ Project today. Sponsor now

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For organizations

For more information on sponsoring a number of New Acres™ or for corporate social responsibility inquiries, contact us

Lara Ellis
Director of Strategic Initiatives
416-303-7492 lellis@alus.ca

Michelle Primus
Director of Grants and Fundraising
647-654-0256 mprimus@alus.ca

For individuals

To make an immediate impact on the ground, please support New Acre™ Project today. Sponsor now

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