Acadia Sustainability Office

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May visit to Acadia

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

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.

Wolfville, NS – Earlier this year Acadia University installed an electric vehicle charging station at the Acadia Athletics Complex for use by the campus, community, and visitors to Wolfville. The project is a partnership between Acadia University and the Town of Wolfville and is partially funded by Natural Resources Canada.

The Acadia Community Farm will remain closed for the 2020 season. Acadia University is aware of the importance of the Acadia Farm to the campus and Wolfville communities and regrets that this closure is necessary. As a University operation, our first priority is the safe return of our students to campus this fall and many facilities on campus will remain closed until further notice. Please visit the Acadia Covid-19 website for further information on operational changes and fall planning.