Acadia Sustainability Week

History of the Event

Acadia Sustainability Week is an annual event held each October to celebrate the sustainability movement in higher education and achievements in sustainability at Acadia.

Events and activities raise awareness about sustainability initiatives on campus, create opportunities for people to take action, and educate the campus community about important local and global sustainability issues.

Established at Acadia in 2010, the event grew out of the Campus Sustainability Day movement, which began in the U.S. in 2003. Since that time the event has expanded to include activities held at campuses across North America.

Disposable Water Bottle Awareness Campaign at our first Acadia Sustainability Week Event.

A Community Effort

The Acadia event is organized by the Acadia Sustainability Office in partnership with students and campus and community partners. Past partners include the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Valley Waste Resource Management Inc., Efficiency Nova Scotia, Kings Transit and many more.

VWRM Communications Officer (& Acadia graduate!) Andrew Garrett participates in Acadia Sustainability Week events.

Event Themes

Events and activities on campus are focused on five themes:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy & Climate Change
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity

MasterChef Acadia held during Acadia Sustainability Week 2015.