Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorship portfolio today!

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorship portfolio today!

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorship portfolio today!

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation. Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorship portfolio today!

Take your business a step further

Introducing a unique, innovative and highly reputable CSR option for Canada’s caring corporate community.

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Return on your investment

New Acre Project promises your corporation a simple and transparent return on your investment. You will receive regular reports detailing the concrete benefits generated through your contribution, featuring the metrics that matter to you.

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Community leadership

New Acre Project provides unique opportunities for your company to deepen its community ties. We offer employee participation in our community farm tours, speaking roles at local ALUS events, and widespread recognition of the positive impact of your support: all excellent ways to showcase your community leadership.

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Engage your employees

Beyond touring New Acres on the ground, your company’s research, finance, technology and management experts can lead or participate in aspects of this cutting-edge project to learn about valuating and quantifying ecosystem services in Canada. And through secondments, ALUS Canada can host your top-performing employees to reward them with valuable experiences inside a next-generation social enterprise.

Put your priorities on the map

Whether your core interest is water, air, pollinators or wildlife, you can tailor a New Acre™ sponsorship package to the environmental issues that matter most to your organization. What’s more, your investment will produce lasting benefits for the regions and communities you serve.

Explore the New Acre™ map to discover how you can tailor your sponsorship to the issues and regions of Canada that are most important to you.

Year 2015 18,000 acres in 20 communities
Year 2025 150,000 acres in 75 communities
  • Water filtration
  • Flood mitigation
  • Drought mitigation
  • Erosion control
  • Biodiversity
  • Pollinator habitat
  • Species-at-risk habitat
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Oxygen production
  • Particulate capture
  • Reforestation
  • Community resilience
  • Climate adaptation
  • Community engagement
  • Community leadership
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How it works

Your financial support allows New Acre Project to fund environmental projects on local farms and ranches across Canada. As a New Acre sponsor, you help farmers and ranchers steward their land to produce cleaner air, cleaner water and new wildlife habitats for the benefit of all Canadians.

Your investment goes to new acres, local communities and farmers and ranchers, which create production of cleaner water, air and wildlife habitats

Your investment goes to new acres, local communities and farmers and ranchers, which create production of cleaner water, air and wildlife habitats

What is a New Acre?

As Canada’s population grows, much of our wetlands, woodlands and grasslands is being lost. Our remaining natural spaces are at risk from land use and climate change pressures. This affects us all: the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on this critical issue.

ALUS Canada, a Weston Family initiative, is committed to sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces, with wetland, grassland and woodland projects across Canada. Each New Acre delivers a bundle of ecosystem services, like cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity, to benefit all Canadians.

Our story

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Helping farmers and ranchers help us all

ALUS was founded in 2006 to invest in farmers and ranchers and help them produce–along with the food we eat–cleaner air, cleaner water and new wildlife habitats in Canadian communities.

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18,000 New Acres and counting

Ten years later, ALUS Canada had created more than 18,000 New Acres (an area the size of 45,000 hockey rinks) in 20 communities across Canada, from Red Deer, Alberta, to Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

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Rebuilding nature in your communities

With every five-year investment of $100,000 per year, your company will rebuild nature on 200 New Acres, an area equivalent to 500 hockey rinks. Our goal is to create 150,000 New Acres in 75 communities by 2025.

Connect with us

We’d love to have a conversation about how New Acre Project can take your business a step further.

Contact Us

Contact New Acre Project
newacre@alus.ca