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

(Wolfville, NS) -- Dr. Peter Ricketts, Acadia University President and Vice-Chancellor, signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Accord (SDG Accord) on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, on behalf of the institution. Acadia became the first Canadian university to commit to the United Nations goals by signing the SDG Accord.

November is sustainable development goals month at Acadia. In 2015 the United Nations Member States adopted 17 ambitious sustainable development goals as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Acadia Sustainability Office developed a new waste management guide for students living off-campus.  For many students managing waste in off-campus housing can be confusing. This new guide has information for renters, a sorting guide, tips for moving, FAQs, local contacts and more. Visit the Waste Management webpage for the guide and other useful information.