Acadia Sustainability Week 2014 Program

All Week

Food Features: Look for information, exhbits and sustainable food features in Wheelock Dining Hall throughout the week.

God's Green Earth: Throughout Acadia Sustainability Week, Chapel Services will feature an environmental theme. 

Earthworks Art: Watch for Acadia earthworks art installations on the Woodland Trails. These constructs are made purely from natural objects found on the trails by students enrolled in Art and the Environment. The earthworks reflect both an individual and universal response to nature.

Monday October 20

11:30am-12:15pm Acadia Forest Region Exhibit

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Stop by this informative exhibit for a tasty treat and to learn about wilderness trails and botanical gardens on campus and how you can help preserve the Acadian Forest. Location: Student Union Building

Tuesday October 21

8am-4pm Perkins' Coffee Mug Day

tl_files/sites/aiae/CSW 2014/Mother-Parkers(150x74).jpgBring your reusable mug and enjoy a FREE 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 mugs and water bottles. Location: Perkins in the SUB

7:00pm John Mann Film Screening: Project Power

tl_files/sites/aiae/CSW 2014/project power.jpgProject Power documents the grassroots campaign opposing the provincial government's proposal to sell NB Power to Hydro-Quebec. Jon Mann is originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick. After graduating from Acadia University (2011), he went on to study screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. "Project Power” is his first feature-length documentary. Join us for the screening of Mr. Mann’s latest film as well as a question and answer period. Hosted by the Department of Politcal Science. Location: BAC 237



Wednesday October 22

11:30am-12:30pm Taste2O

Take the tap water taste test and learn about the environmental and economic costs of the bottled water industry.  Location: Wheelock Dining Hall lobby.  

2:30pm The Waste Fighters

Stop by the SUB for the launch of the student produced Acadia Waste Awareness video, The Waste Fighters. Plus, learn how to make treasures from trash. Location: Student Union Building.

2:00pm (Eastern) 3:00pm (Atlantic) International Campus Sustainability Day Keynote Broadcast

This year's Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) keynote broadcast hosted by Second Nature is “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community”. Campuses are invited to view this short webcast featuring Higher Education sustainability leaders discussing ways in which students can make a difference, be a part of sustainability solutions, and build a career in the sustainability field. Register for the broadcast.

4:00pm-5:00pm Sustainable Agriculture Talk and Tour

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Ever wonder how your food choices impact the environment?  If you want the real dirt, strait from the horses mouth, come out to the Wolfville Farmers Market. With your host, Selah Koile, an avid organic foodie, you’ll explore some of the many questions of human appetite and impact, while meeting the growers who keep the good food on your table. This event takes place at the Farmers’ Market during the weekly community super, so plan to stay and keep the carrot juice and conversation flowing. Location: The Wolfville Farmers’ Market meet at The Good Food Hub Kitchen

7:00pm-9:30pm Preserving the Harvest Workshop

This event is hosted by the Acadia Community Farm in partnership with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Participants in this workshop, led by Colleen Joice, will learn the art and science of preserving fall foods harvested from the valley region. Cost: Free. To register Space is limited, register early. Location: Huggin's Science Hall Room 418 (top floor)

Thursday October 23

10:00am-11:00pm Chill Out-Lights Out

Bingo anyone? Play the game, learn how to save energy and win a prize. Location: Student Union Building.

12:00pm-12:30pm RRFB Student Research Grants Information Session

tl_files/sites/aiae/CSW 2014/RRFB-logo-sm (150x53).jpgRRFB Nova Scotia provides grants for student research related to solid waste diversion in the areas of business and environmental management.  Learn how this program can help fund undergraduate and graduate research positions and projects related to solid waste management. Open to any interested faculty, staff and students in any discipline. More information: RRFB Student Research Grants Location: Irving Centre Seminar Room

4:30pm-7:00pm Food, a Film and Farmers, too

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Join us for Island Green, a documentary about growing the organic farming movement on PEI recently featured in David Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour. This short film, directed Millefiore Clarkes, takes a look at the changing face of PEI's agricultural industry and dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic? While you watch enjoy a light dinner with Sharing Great Food. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Plus, bring home your own plant to grow. Location: K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium.

Watch the trailer


Friday October 24

1:30pm-2:30pm Acadia Forest Tree Planting Party

Join us for a planting party to help restore the Acadian forest on campus. Location: Meet at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre lobby. Please wear appropriate clothing. Weather permitting.

2:00pm-3:00pm Chill Out-Lights Out

Bingo anyone? Play the game, learn how to save energy and win a prize! Location: Student Union Building

Saturday October 25

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.