It is widely accepted that fossil fuel powered motor vehicles are a source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that contribute to climate change. Acadia is committed to promoting active and alternative modes of transportation and enacting policies to reduce emissions and air pollutants from vehicle use on and associated with campus.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
In partnership with the Town of Wolfville, Acadia installed an electric vehicle charging station in 2020 for use by Wolfville residents, visitors to the area and the Acadia community. The fast charger is located at the Acadia Athletics Complex on Main Street and is partially funded by Natural Resources Canada. Learn more about the project.
Idle-Free Campus & Share the Air
Acadia enacted a policy in 2009 to limit vehicle idling and associated greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants on campus. Vehicles are restricted from idling on Acadia property for longer than two (2) minutes except in instances such as for emergency or service vehicles. The Idle-Free Campus policy was integrated with the existing Smoke-Free and Scent-Free policies forming a new Share the Air Policy aimed at protecting the air we breathe on campus.
Bike Parking on Campus
In 2017/2018 Acadia and the Acadia Students' Union partnered to install new bike posts on campus. Each residence now has a bike post and others are located in various locations across campus.
Annapolis Valley Regional Library Book Bikes
Bikes are available for loan at the Berwick & District Library and the Wolfville Library . Bikes will be available on a first-come basis, and are due back the same day, no later than 30 minutes before the library closes.