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Our Sustainability Plan

Posted on April 28, 2021

We are rooted in sustainability.

That’s why in 2015 we launched our Five Year Sustainability Plan — to not only take necessary climate mitigation steps, but to also stay accountable to you, our incredible community of supporters.

We’re proud to share that so many of the ambitious goals we set were met. We want to share with you just a few of the accomplishments we’re proud of, or you can read the full report here.

Did you know?

We saved 31,000 kms of car emissions with our electric fleet vehicle.

FortWhyte's electric vehicle parked outside of the Alloway Reception Centre.


With the help of our amazing volunteers, unused land in front of the FortWhyte Farms solar panels was transformed into a pollinator garden. Repurposing this land not only beautified the drive into FortWhyte Alive, but also provides habitat for pollinators who are facing habitat loss at an alarming rate.

A volunteer plants a small flower in dirt in front of the solar panels in summer.
A bee lands on a yellow flower in the pollinator garden.

Did you know?

We diverted 60% of café waste from the landfill through our compost program.

Hand throwing banana peel into waste system


Willows are an incredible resource to stabilize shorelines because of their intricate root systems that naturally hold the shoreline together. That’s why we planted local willows along our shorelines — 200 meters of it, to be exact.

By planting willows along the shore it will improve spaces for wildlife habitat, prevent shoreline erosion, and protect water quality at FortWhyte Alive.

Volunteers plant willows along the shoreline.

Did you know?

In 2019, FortWhyte Farms grew 6186 lbs of organic food on 1.5 acres of sustainably managed land.


The Strong Roots program was a collaboration with the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505, United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg, and the Winnipeg Police Association, with the support of and in consultation with Bear Clan Patrol.  It provided up to 30 inner city youth with outdoor experiences like canoeing, wilderness survival, and campfire cooking over a six-month period.

Because of the Strong Roots program, youth were able to experience outdoor activities that they may not have otherwise had access to. Every time a young person is able to develop a lifelong relationship with nature, our world becomes a greener place.

A group of youth and adults gather around a picnic table wearing life jackets, smiling and laughing together.


We’re so excited to share all of the ways we’ve helped our community connect with nature, sustainably. Read the full report to see what we’ve accomplished over the last five years.