Acadia receives grant from World Wildlife Fund for recycling project
Wolfville, NS - Earlier this year Acadia received a grant from the World Wildlife Fund Living Planet program to expand its recycling efforts on campus. The project involves several initiatives including the installation of new waste stations for underserviced areas of campus and a student education and engagement program to promote recycling efforts with a focus on plastics and their impacts on wildlife and their habitats.
An Acadia student has also been hired to work part-time with the Acadia Sustainability Office to develop and deliver the program.
The Living Planet @ Campus program works with colleges and universities to deliver inclusive skill-building and impactful conservation and engagement programming on post-secondary campuses. This grant recognizes that nature is heavily impacted by the presence of plastics and targets this material. Ensuring plastic waste is properly recycled is a key step in keeping plastics out of the environment and disrupting wildlife and their habitats.
The Acadia project runs from August 2020 to August 2021. Acadia gratefully acknowledges the support of WWF Canada in contributing to our campus wide recycling efforts.