Acadia Sustainability Office

About Us

The Acadia Sustainability Office was created to advance sustainability initiatives at the university. Working with both the university administration and academic departments, the office supports sustainability initiatives across 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

The Acadia Dump & Run event is cancelled for 2021 due to ongoing health policies and restrictions because of COVID-19. There are many online and local options for sale or recycling of usable items including Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, Afterwear, Flowercart, Value Village, and the SPCA Thrift Store. Please also consider the Wolfville Area Food Bank for donations of unopened, non-perishable food and other items, such as toiletries. Contact local organizations in advance to confirm  donation policies and procedures. Thank you for your continued understanding as we work to keep our campus and community safe.

Earlier this year Acadia received a grant from the World Wildlife Fund Living Planet program to expand its recycling efforts on campus.

Staff and students from the Acadia Community Farm, the Acadia Sustainability Office and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens joined forces in August to establish a new pollinator garden at DeWolfe House on University Avenue.

The special summer project was inspired by the visit to Acadia University by Jane Goodall in April 2019 and is Acadia's first Roots and Shoots project.