Acadia Sustainability Office

Tap Water Campaign Orientation Week 2012

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 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.

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.