Acadia Sustainability Office

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About Us

The Acadia Sustainability Office was created to help advance sustainability initiatives at the university. Working with both university administration and academic departments, the office supports sustainability initiatives accross campus and in the community. Activities of the Acadia Sustainability Office are focused in several areas of sustainability including waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and food. Our work involves student education and engagement, campus operations, community outreach and provincial partnerships.

Sustainability News

Acadia aspiring to become a plastic free campus

Acadia is taking steps to achieve its aspiration of becoming a plastic-free campus. Many initiatives to reduce single use disposable plastics, that have been shown to pollute the environment and harm wildlife, have been implemented by the University and the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU).

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March 28 event explores local and global perspectives on plastic waste

The United Nations predicts there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. That’s a fine kettle of fish! Join us for a special event on March 28 exploring this important health and environmental issue. Featuring documentary screening of THE SMOG OF THE SEA, Talk and photo exhibit by kayak guide, Jennifer MacLatchy, presentation by Valley Waste Resource Management and a public announcement from Acadia University and the Acadia Students' Union.

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We're hiring an energy management intern

Are you under 30 and a recently graduated mechanical, electrical or environmental engineer? We're hiring an Energy Projects Coordinator for a six month paid internship to work with the Facilities Management and Sustainability Team. Deadline to apply is Feb 9th, 2018. To learn more or to apply visit


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