Chartwells Sustainability & Wellness Actions
This summer we headed down to The Acadia
Community Farm to interview Sarah! We asked
how the frost affected the farm,
accomplishments/challenges, what we can
expect to see in the Dining Hall and more.
Check out the article to learn about the farm!
Acadia University is the first Fair Trade Campus
in the Maritimes! Did you know Wolfville was
designated the first Fair Trade Town in Canada
and our Fair Trade coffee supplier, Just Us! was
the first designated Fair Trade coffee roaster
Our favourite Fair Trade Banana, Tammy,
actively promoting Fair Trade bananas
during the 2017 Fair Trade Campus week.
We are proud to support Acadia's plastic free
campus movement by eliminating plastic straws
from all Chartwells locations on campus.
The Acadia Community Farm is a special part of
the food system on campus. The farm coordinator,
Sarah, under the direction of the Acadia Sustainability
Coordinator, Jodie, collaborates with our Chef in
the spring and plans the garden plantings based on
the ingredients we need at the dining hall. From April
2016 to March 2017 we purchased $1266.55 from the
Acadia Community Farm.
Throughout the month of April we celebrated
Earth Day by giving away our coffee grounds.
Did you know fresh coffee grounds can be added
to your garden and compost throughout the growing
season? Coffee grounds aid in plant health and deter