Acadia Sustainability Week 2017 Schedule of Events

All Week

Courtesy of Kings Transit students can RIDE FREE throughout Acadia Sustainability Week. Just show your valid student ID card when you board any bus. For maps and schedules visit Stop by the Kings Transit information booth in the SUB Monday morning to learn more about local transit and this special promotion for students.

30% off Hacha Java with your reusable mug at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Café

Monday October 23


9:00 am - 1:00 pm Kings Transit Information Booth

Stop by the Kings Transit information booth in the Student Union Building today to learn about local public transit. Location: Student Union Building

(New time) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker: Gary Schneider, Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project

Gary Schneider of Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project from Prince Edward Island will share his knowledge of forest restoration and environmental education. You will leave with a greater understanding of why it’s so important to cherish and preserve our forests and hear new ideas on how to engage communities in conservation work. Presented by the Departments of Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Biology and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. FREE.
Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium

Tuesday October 24

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Activity: Garlic Planting

Late October is the perfect time to plant garlic you can enjoy next year. Join us for this late season planting event and learn all about garlic's medicinal and culinary uses. Location: Acadia Community Farm

8:30 pm Activity: Stargazing/Night Hike

The Acadia Outdoors Club presents an evening of Stargazing and Night Hike. Take a study break and embrace the beauty of the Minas Basin. Meet the Acadia Outdoors Club at 8:30pm at Clock Tower Park for a walk on the dykes, stargazing, music, and snacks.

Wednesday October 25

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm Exhibit: All about the Waste with Valley Waste Resource Management

Need a kitchen compost bin for your apartment? Don't know what goes where on campus? Ever wondered how much plastic bag waste we produce in the valley? Stop by the Valley Waste Resource Management information booth in the SUB to learn about waste management on campus and in the region

4: 30 pm - 5: 30pm  Social: Acadia Student Dinner at the Wolfville Farmers Market

Join the Acadia Environmental Science Students’ Association (ESSA) and other on-campus student-led environmental organizations for a delicious, local, and sustainable meal with the Wolfville community! Cost: $10 for dinner. Location: Meet behind University Hall then walk to the market. Contact: Baillie Holmes ( about the event or for a student discount on your market supper.

CANCELLED. SEE REVISED EVENT BELOW 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker: Stephen Thomas, Ecology Action Centre "Climate Justice Organizing - Stopping Energy East and The Transition to a Fossil-Free Nova Scotia".

Stephen will discuss different elements of climate justice organizing, and ideas on how to begin to build a movement for a justice-based transition to a fossil-free Nova Scotia. He will talk about the example of stopping the Energy East Pipeline, and the ongoing campaign for Nova Scotia climate action targets for 2030 and beyond. Location: BAC 138

7:00 pm All About the Land: Resistance Art & Climate Justice

Acadia Sustainability Week & Authors@Acadia have teamed up for an exciting event and exchange. Gord Hill (Kwakwaka’wakw nation), Author, Artist, and Activist, will present a discussion and analysis of Art and Resistance: Indigenous Graphic Art and its Role in Maintaining History and Struggle.

Stephen Thomas, Energy Action Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre, will host the event and encourages everyone who is interested in the defeat of the Energy East Pipeline, climate justice organizing, Indigenous solidarity and fossil fuel infrastructure resistance to join him in listening to and learning from Gord Hill.

Audience members will be encouraged to contribute to a decolonizing action list for Acadia and the region, and the evening will conclude with a chance to discuss some of these. For more information about this event contact

Thursday October 26

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Exhibit: Sustainability Concepts and Systems Student Poster Exhibit

Posters on a variety of sustainability topics created by first year students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies will be on display in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre throughout the morning. Students will present their posters at 10:00 am. Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre lobby

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Documentary Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and live Q&A Webcast with former Vice-President Al Gore

Inconvenient Sequel

Join us for this Acadia Sustainability Week special event. The original Inconvenient Truth was shown on campus on Oct 27, 2007, almost 10 years to the day, as part of the Wolfville EcoFair in partnership with the Eco-Kings Action Team.  This year's event is presented by the Acadia Sustainability Office, the ASU, and the Departments of Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Earth and Environmental Science with support from Community Development. Refreshments sponsored by Chartwells. FREE Tickets or RSVPs are not required. #Beinconvenient Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 pm Documentary Screening
  • 7:25 pm Intermission, exhibits, programs and refreshments
  • 7:45 pm Live Webcast with Al Gore

Acadia is one of 100 schools across Canada and the United States hosting the live webcast with former Vice-President Al Gore. Check out the other participating schools.

Friday October 27: Fair Trade Friday

All Day: Free Fair Trade Coffee day at Perkins'

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. Location: Perkins' in the SUB

9:00 am - 11:00 am Exhibit: Acadia Fair Trade Club Pop-Up Exhibit

Visit the Acadia Fair Trade Club's information table near the BAC café between to learn about fair trade, Acadia's Fair Trade Campus certification, and to pick up some complementary fair trade stickers, pins and snacks. 

Saturday October 28

8:15 am-11:30 am Activity: ENACTUS "Waste as a Resource" Youth Workshop

Youth, ages 7-12, from the Wolfville and area community and Acadia students are invited to participate in a workshop to learn the value of using waste as a resource, but with an entrepreneurial twist. We will create recycled crayons from waste crayons donated by Boston Pizza, in New Minas. The new crayons, molded into all shapes and sizes, will be sold at the Acadia Christmas Craft Fair from November 17th -19th. This event is part of an Enactus program, which runs for 8 weeks. Each week's module teaches different entrepreneurial skills such as marketing, budgeting, ideation, promotion, and more. Cost: Pay what you can Location: Manning Memorial Chapel basement. For more information e-mail with the subject title REGENERATE.

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 hand-made products.  

Sunday October 29

7:00pm Crowell Clothing Swap

Tired of your threads?  Trade them in at the Crowell Tower student clothing swap. Location: Crowell Tower Contact Alisha Christie for more information.