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An impact-driven environmental initiative

Launched in October 2021 with an initial gift of $40 million by tech leader and environmental activist Dax Dasilva in Montreal, Canada, Age of Union supports high-impact projects addressing today’s urgent conservation challenges.

Age of Union is a non-profit environmental alliance that supports and makes visible a global community of changemakers working on the ground to protect the planet’s threatened species and ecosystems.

THIS
IS

THE
DECADE OF
RESTORATION

Dax Dasilva is the Founder of Age of Union and Founder and Executive Chair of tech company Lightspeed Commerce. With its debut as a book in 2019 and its evolution into an environmental alliance in 2021, Age of Union brings together leadership, culture, spirituality, and environmental guardianship to support and inspire the impactful changemakers that our world needs now.

We have 10 years to make a difference and change the trajectory on our planet. This isn’t Earth’s expiration date — it’s our greatest opportunity to unite to safeguard our world. By protecting our threatened species and ecosystems and working with nature to help it thrive, we can find a path forward to a future in harmony with our environment.

We invest
in people

Age of Union believes that every individual has the power to transform our world for the better. We select and support direct action conservation projects led by on-the-ground changemakers.

We believe it is possible to ignite a flame within every person through conservation efforts that solve critical environmental challenges around the world, and inspire high-impact change by showing the positive impact that every individual can make.

Meet the
team

Dax Dasilva
Founder

Michael Venus
Age of Union Centre Director & Curator

Sylvain Brochu
Age of Union Centre Operations Manager

Mariette Raina
Conservation Manager

Sarah El Gharib
Director of Content

Laetitia Dandavino-Tardif
Age of Union Centre Strategic Development Consultant

Daphne Rustow
Content Producer

Kara Lawrie
Social Media Manager

Sofie Tremblay
Administrative Manager

Adrian Stimson
Curator of Indigenous Art

Chelsea Finnemore
Executive Advisor Strategy & Operations

Adam Simms
Executive Advisor Platform & Technology

FAQ

Age of Union is a non-profit environmental alliance that supports and makes visible a global community of changemakers working on the ground to protect the planet’s threatened species and ecosystems. Launched in October 2021 with an initial gift of $40 million by tech leader and environmental activist Dax Dasilva in Montreal, Canada, Age of Union supports high-impact projects addressing today’s urgent conservation challenges.

Dax Dasilva is the Founder of Age of Union and Founder and Executive Chair of tech company Lightspeed Commerce. With its debut as a book in 2019 and its evolution into an environmental alliance in 2021, Age of Union brings together leadership, culture, spirituality, and environmental guardianship to support and inspire the impactful changemakers that our world needs now.

For now, funding comes entirely from Age of Union Founder Dax Dasilva. However, we anticipate accepting outside donations in the coming years.

Art and tech are important tools for us to help share and reflect on our mission. They are both wonderful ways to reach people on different levels and communicate through innovative means.

Art has always been able to affect people in meaningful ways and for us, at the Earth Centre, it is a visual way to tell the story of the work we are doing on the field and to also showcase the works of others who are like-minded and share a connection with environmentalism and protecting ecosystems.

Tech allows us to bring this message and information in an elevated manner directly to folks across the planet. It also helps us to create state-of-the-art installations and exhibitions as we look to the future with hope.

Age of Union’s Earth Centre is an environmental art gallery in Montréal that has bi-annual seasons of art related to our conservation projects and environmental topics. On the tech side, stay tuned for announcements coming in 2023.

We currently have 4 projects in Canada and 6 abroad.

While Canada is our home, we also believe that everything is connected well beyond our borders, which is why we support projects around the world that all share the same pillars of action.

We make sure they are aligned with our pillars of action:

- We focus on protecting and restoring the world’s threatened species and ecosystems.
- We work to conserve land, forests, rivers, and oceans.
- We emphasize techniques such as building wildlife corridors and using agroforestry, to protect habitats, preserve the diversity of the ecosystems, and tackle climate change.
- We always work with communities, whether Indigenous or local.

Currently, project proposals are reviewed in an internal process with final decisions being made by our founder, Dax Dasilva.

Our partners share reports every 3 to 6 months, depending on the size of the project. This allows us to follow quantitative and qualitative metrics. We also visit all our projects at least once at the beginning of our partnership and keep close contact with them throughout the year to know how things are evolving.

Not at the moment, but it is something we may consider in the future.

For media inquiries, please reach out to Victoria at [email protected].

We are currently not taking in new projects. When ready, we will post a project submission section on our website with all the necessary guidelines. Stay tuned!

Reading and sharing our content, following us on social media, signing up for our newsletter, and purchasing merch are great ways to support Age of Union. In the future, there will be the opportunity to volunteer, donate, and more.

Not at the moment, but if you feel inspired by one of our projects, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.

You can support our initiatives by wearing your passion for nature at store.ageofunion.com. All of our products are sustainably-produced — and 100% of profits go to our environmental conservation projects.

Ignite the change

Igniting the Changemaker

Ignite the changemaker in yourself and listen to Dax Dasilva's free Audiobook. Age of Union is not only hope, but a belief in humanity, that we can come together and change the course of this next decade for the future of all.

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