Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.87
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
As part of our efforts to engage the ACG Community, educate, and raise awareness about ‘Sustainability @ ACG’ and all related initiatives, we have a strong social media presence. We utilize most of the popular social media available in order to maximize the reach of our messages, especially in the student body who are avid social media users.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SustainabilityAtACG/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sustainableACG
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainableacg/
Pinterest: https://gr.pinterest.com/sustainableACG/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBE4LOl52UHHJx9xQ8dt6Rw?view_as=subscriber

Sustainability@ACG Newsletter
In the context of engaging our members and keeping them informed on how ACG and its members practice sustainability on campus, we disseminate our bimonthly Sustainability@ACG newsletter with news from all divisions

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Signage is used around campus to highlight and inform our members about the following sustainability features on campus:
1. Green Roofs
2. New A class energy efficiency buildings (i.e. IB)
3. Center of Excellence in Sustainability
4. Recycling points with recycling tips
5. Signs at our catering partners' premises urging our members to start using reusable items in the context of our #ACGgoesplasticfree campaign, which aims to eliminate the consumption of single-use plastic items on campus
6. Signs over the new top-notch hydration stations. The main focus is to motivate our members to use a reusable water bottle on campus. The signs contain the motto "Reduce-Reuse-Refill" as well as the annual consumption of plastic water bottles on campus.
You can find more info at: https://www.acg.edu/about-acg/sustainability-at-acg/community-engagement/

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The ACG Sustainability walking map contains all sustainability points on campus i.e. Center of Excellence in Sustainability, all recycling points, ACG Community Garden, Office of Sustainability- Public Affairs, top-notch hydration stations, Green Roofs, Weather station, electrical vehicles charging stations etc.
You can access the map, here: https://www.acg.edu/about-acg/sustainability-at-acg/community-engagement/

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Sustainable Living at ACG
These guidelines aim to inform not only our students but also all members of the ACG community on how to follow sustainability best practices during their everyday life on campus. They are also informed on community contribution initiatives that they can volunteer for, as well as the college's wide sustainability-related campaigns i.e. "ACGgoes plastic-free, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle" etc.


The ACG Sustainability Pledge

The ACG Sustainability Pledge acts as a guide for green living by identifying several actions & behaviors that can help students become more environmentally, socially and economically responsible in everyday life, on and off campus. Alongside this material there is extensive information on waste reduction on the Sustainability@ACG website.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
In order to engage the ACG members and, specifically, our students, we create video material where we place actual ACG students as the protagonists in real-life scenarios (e.g. ordering a plastic-free coffee). We strongly believe in the power of peer-to-peer education and that is very impactful for other students to watch their fellow peers engaging in sustainability best practices in these videos.
You may find examples of our most recent videos here: https://www.acg.edu/about-acg/sustainability-at-acg/campaigns/acggoesplasticfree/

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