Acadia Sustainability Week 2017 Schedule of Events

All Week

Courtesy of Kings Transit students can RIDE FREE throughout Acadia Sustainability Week. Just show your valid student ID card when you board any bus. For maps and schedules visit http://www.kingstransit.ns.ca/. Stop by the Kings Transit information booth in the SUB Monday morning to learn more about local transit and this special promotion for students.

Monday October 23

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9:00 am - 1:00 pm Kings Transit Information Booth

Stop by the Kings Transit information booth in the Student Union Building today to learn about local public transit. Location: Student Union Building

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker: Gary Schneider, Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project

Gary Schneider of Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project from Prince Edward Island will share his knowledge of forest restoration and environmental education. You will leave with a greater understanding of why it’s so important to cherish and preserve our forests and hear new ideas on how to engage communities in conservation work. Presented by the Departments of Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Biology and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. FREE.
Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium

Tuesday October 24

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Activity: Garlic Planting

Late October is the perfect time to plant garlic you can enjoy next year. Join us for this late season planting event and learn all about garlic's medicinal and culinary uses. Location: Acadia Community Farm

Wednesday October 25

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm Exhibit: All about the Waste with Valley Waste Resource Management


Need a kitchen compost bin for your apartment? Don't know what goes where on campus? Ever wondered how much plastic bag waste we produce in the valley? Stop by the Valley Waste Resource Management information booth in the SUB to learn about waste management on campus and in the region

4: 30 pm - 5: 30pm  Social: Acadia Student Dinner at the Wolfville Farmers Market

Join the Acadia Environmental Science Students’ Association (ESSA) and other on-campus student-led environmental organizations for a delicious, local, and sustainable meal with the Wolfville community! Cost: $10 for dinner. Location: Meet behind University Hall then walk to the market. Contact: Baillie Holmes (124973h@acadiau.ca) about the event or for a student discount on your market supper.

Thursday October 26

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sustainability Concepts and Systems Poster Exhibit

Posters on a variety of sustainability topics created by first year students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies will be on display in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre throughout the morning. Students will present their posters at 10:00 am. Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre lobby

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Documentary Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and live Q&A Webcast with former Vice-President Al Gore

Inconvenient Sequel

Join us for this Acadia Sustainability Week special event. The original Inconvenient Truth was shown on campus on Oct 27, 2007, almost 10 years to the day, as part of the Wolfville EcoFair in partnership with the Eco-Kings Action Team.  This year's event is presented by the Acadia Sustainability Office, the ASU, and the Departments of Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Earth and Environmental Science with support from Community Development. Refreshments sponsored by Chartwells. FREE Tickets or RSVPs are not required. #Beinconvenient Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 pm Documentary Screening
  • 7:25 pm Intermission, exhibits, programs and refreshments
  • 7:45 pm Live Webcast with Al Gore

Acadia is one of 100 schools across Canada and the United States hosting the live webcast with former Vice-President Al Gore. Check out the other participating schools.

Friday October 27: Fair Trade Friday

All Day: Free Fair Trade Coffee day at Perkins'

Bring your reusable mug and enjoy a FREE fair trade coffee from Perkins, sponsored by Mother Parkers. Don’t have a reusable mug yet? Stop by Cajun’s for a wide selection of Acadia mugs. Location: Perkins' in the SUB

Saturday October 28

8:15 am-11:30 am Activity: ENACTUS "Waste as a Resource" Youth Workshop

Youth, ages 7-12, from the Wolfville and area community and Acadia students are invited to participate in a workshop to learn the value of using waste as a resource, but with an entrepreneurial twist. We will create recycled crayons from waste crayons donated by Boston Pizza, in New Minas. The new crayons, molded into all shapes and sizes, will be sold at the Acadia Christmas Craft Fair from November 17th -19th. This event is part of an Enactus program, which runs for 8 weeks. Each week's module teaches different entrepreneurial skills such as marketing, budgeting, ideation, promotion, and more. Cost: Pay what you can Location: Manning Memorial Chapel basement. For more information e-mail 135257s@acadiau.ca with the subject title REGENERATE.

8:30am-1:00pm Wolfville Farmer's Market

Visit the Wolfville Farmer's Market with over sixty farmers, chefs and artisans every week featuring their own locally grown and hand-made products.