TD Bank Group has signed on as a major sponsor for ALUS Canada’s “New Acre Project,” to spur investments in ‘naturalization’ projects across the country.
“Nature is one of the most powerful tools we have to help communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change,” Nicole Vadori, TD’s head of environment, said. “By using what already exists in nature we can help preserve the health of the environment, while also generating positive social and economic benefits.”
The sponsorship comes with a two-year commitment of $220,000 to roll out the project, expand bilingual materials and raise awareness across the country.
TD will also contribute to 300 acres of naturalization projects in eight ALUS communities across Canada:
- ALUS Lac Ste. Anne,
- ALUS Red Deer County,
- ALUS Saskatchewan Assiniboine Project,
- ALUS Little Saskatchewan River,
- ALUS Elgin,
- ALUS Middlesex,
- ALUS Peterborough, and
- ALUS Montérégie.
ALUS Canada helps farmers and ranchers produce cleaner air, cleaner water, more biodiversity and other ecosystem services in their communities. The organization has disbursed nearly $8.1 million in funding to 25 communities in six provinces.