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Canada’s first organic campus pop-up comes to Acadia University

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Acadia University hosted an organic pop-up dining hall takeover to mark the start of its official campaign to becoming an “Organic Campus.” The event is the first to represent the Canada Organic Trade Association’s (COTA’s) National Organic Campus program and was sponsored by Nature’s Path Foods.

The Organic Campus program is a national grassroots initiative that will cultivate a network of organic advocates while driving demand for organic in post-secondary institutions through procurement policies and increased availability of organic through foodservice providers. It aims to inspire a new generation of organic stewards, while at the same time getting more organic options across Canada at universities, colleges, and CEGEPs.

Obtaining Organic Campus designation requires a foundation of commitments and requirements, some of which is ensuring a minimum number of organic products are available on campus, educating students on organic practices and the four principles of organic agriculture; health, ecology, fairness, and care, which all play a role in the story of why choosing organic is so important to environmental sustainability.

To learn more about the Organic Campus Program visit choosecanadaorganic.ca/organic-campus-program/.

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