Acadia Sustainability Week 2016 Schedule of Events

Monday October 24

8am-4pm Perkins' Mug Monday with Mother Parkers

Bring your reusable mug and enjoy a FREE fair trade coffee from Perkins, sponsored by Mother Parkers. Don’t have a reusable mug yet? Stop by Cajun’s for a wide selection of Acadia mugs and water bottles.

Location: Perkins' in the SUB

Tuesday October 25

7:00pm - 9:00pm Apple Preserving Workshop

Join the Acadia Community Farm for this hands-on preserving workshop and learn how to make apple butter. Cost is free, but space is limited and you MUST register in advance. Contact to register.

Location: Huggins Science Hall Rm: 418

Wednesday October 26

8:00am-12:00pm: "Squash Food Waste" Exhibit

Learn about global food waste issues and how this Halloween you can turn your jack o' lantern into a delicious meal as well as a seasonal decoration! 

Location: BAC

Thursday October 27

9:30am-4:30pm 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:

  • Building local economy
  • Sustainable clothing
  • Solar Panels
  • Food sustainability
  • Alternative Energy
  • Community Volunteering
  • Recycling

Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre lobby

10:00am-11:30am Energy Exhibit

Learn about how you can save energy on campus and at home.

Location: Student Union Building
4:45pm-5:45pm Acadia Residence Eco-Rep Orientation

Recently elected residence eco-reps and interested students living in residence are welcome to attend this orientation session to learn about this program.

Location: Seminar Room, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
7:00pm-8:00pm Acadia Earth Hour

Participate in this event on your own or with a group to raise awareness about energy consumption and climate change. Turn off lights, air dry clothes, walk or bike, unplug electronics or think of other easy ways you can save energy during Earth Hour at Acadia.

Friday October 28

1:00pm After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians, A talk with Gordon Laxer

After the Sands is the winner of the Errol Sharpe Book Award and is shortlisted for the John W. Dafoe book prize. Books are available at the event and at The Box of Delights. Presented by the Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

Location: BAC 142
2:00pm Biodiversity Bingo

Join in a fun game of bingo and learn about the Acadia Forest Region.

Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre

5:30pm-7:00pm Splash Squad @ Dining Hall

Play a game of trivia and learn about water sustainability at Wheelock Dining Hall. 

Location: Wheelock Dining Hall

7:00pm Aim for Zero Waste

Shoot to score a prize at the Acadia Men's Hockey game by sorting your waste correctly.

Location: Acadia Athletic Complex 

Saturday October 29

8:30am-1:00pm Wolfville Farmer's Market

Visit the Wolfville Farmer's Market with over sixty farmers, chefs and artisans every week featuring their own locally grown and made products.