Acadia Sustainability Week 2015

Monday October 26

8:00 am-4:00 pm Mug Monday

Bring your reusable mug and enjoy a FREE Fair Trade Certified coffee from Perkins, sponsored by Mother Parkers. Don’t have a reusable mug yet? Stop by Cajun’s or the Acadia bookstore for a wide selection of Acadia reusable mugs. 

Location: Perkins in the SUB

Tuesday October 27

All Day: Geocaching Pursuit: Biodiversity Edition & Bonfire (7:30PM)

Put your navigation skills and knowledge to the test as you locate and solve clues, collecting points along the way!  Teams will be competing for multiple prizes which will be awarded at our grand finale bonfire! For more information and to register as a 4 person team or individual, find us Monday evening at the Wheelock Dining Hall entrance or sign up on our facebook page @Geocaching Pursuit:  Biodiversity Edition. Bonfire starts at 7:30 pm (weather permitting). 

Email for the first clue.

Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Acadia Talks: Sustainable Development for Future Cities

Join the Acadia Talks club for a group discussion on how we can build future cities to better reflect environmental and social needs in an overcrowded world. Visit us on Facebook for more information.

Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Seminar Room

7:00 pm Sustainability Speaker: Joshna Maharaj - POSTPONED

Wednesday October 28

6:30 pm Masterchef Acadia

Join us for an evening of intense competition and delicious food. In celebration of sustainability week on campus, Sharing Great Food will be serving up their first meal of the year, and it’s free! Student Teams will go head to head in an intense cooking competition for a chance to win prizes and be crowned Acadia’s first ever Master Chef! Video submissions to join the competition will be accepted through Facebook and Instagram. #masterchefacadia.

Location: Student Union Building

Thursday October 29

11:30 am Campus Energy Savings Contest

What do you think is the best method of saving energy on campus? Offer ideas on large or small initiatives, programs, events, or any other initiatives you believe will reduce Acadia's campus energy use. The most creative and implementable idea will be selected and suggested to Acadia's Sustainability Coordinator for actual implementation on campus. The best idea wins a prize! Complete the survey anytime during Sustainability Week or visit our booth in the SUB.  Survey Link:

Location: Student Union Building

10:00 am-4:00 pm Sustainable Communities Poster Exhibit

Posters created by students in Community Development will be on display in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre throughout the day. Featured themes include volunteerism and social capital, active transportation, community energy planning, and waste management. 

Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre

Friday October 30

1:00 pm-4:00 pm Campus Clean-up Competition

Join us for a friendly competition to clean up litter around the Acadia campus. Find us on Facebook for more information and to sign up a team. 

Location: Meet at the Student Union Building

3:00 pm Fall Ride Along Revamped

Learn the importance of active transportation, and how to fix minor repairs that includes a flat tire. In addition to the workshop, participants are invited to join a community bike ride that departs the Clock Park, at 4pm. If you are unable to attend the workshop, meet the group at the Clock Park entrance. To make things interesting dress up for Halloween early and join us for a “Haunted” Community Bike Ride! Costumes Encouraged!

For More information email: 

Location: Clock Tower Park, Main Street Wolfville 

Saturday October 31

2:00 pm Lemonade for Life @ Acadia Football

Visit our lemonade stand at the Acadia football game to benefit Unicef Canada and the Kenya Water for Health Organisation (KWAHO).

Location: Acadia Athletic Centre