OTTAWA and TORONTO – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today announced an investment of $5 million to support the scale up of ALUS.
ALUS is a highly entrepreneurial Canadian not-for-profit organization focused on helping farmers and ranchers build nature-based solutions on their land through ground-up, community-based programs that produce, enhance and maintain ecosystem services. ALUS operates in rural communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
Although rural Canada is highly impacted by climate change, farmers are often left out of the sustainability conversation. ALUS offers a local, community-based approach to resilience that is tailored to individual farm needs. Using the power of tight-knit communities, ALUS brings farmers, municipalities and stakeholders together to propose projects that will help restore wetlands, improve soil health and enhance biodiversity. Through these projects, ALUS helps create more resilient farms and communities.
SDTC’s investment in ALUS will leverage partners and networks to support ecosystem growth that will strengthen Canada’s capacity and ambition to deliver a net-zero future.
With support from SDTC, ALUS will expand its reach into six new communities across Canada and will work towards building out their ecosystem services quantification models with the assistance of world-leading experts and researchers.
ALUS is driving the development of leading-edge quantification methodologies and metrics for nature-based solutions. This work has the potential to benefit the broader dialogue around sustainability impact measurement and is expected to lead to a network of demonstration sites where innovative technologies in regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions can be tested.Source : Alus