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

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:
This survey is being conducted to assess specific beliefs, and practices among all members of the ACG Community (students, faculty and administration), as well as to help us plan future actions. The initial survey was designed and adopted in the fall of 2015 with the goal of being offered bi-annually to the ACG community. A follow-up assessment was adopted in the fall of 2017, again in Fall 2019 and in Fall 2022

A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A full copy of the sustainability culture assessment has been uploaded above.

A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:
We have used a survey builder platform to prepare, administer the survey and measure its results. The assessment was delivered via email to the recipients who logged in with a personalized link and were led to the survey.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:
Below you can find a sample of results from the assessment:
35% stated that they actively recycle waste on campus- 3% sometimes. (2019, 57.82%, 32.68%)
34% stated that they always try to minimize their impact on campus – 8% sometimes (2019, 67.88%, 27.93% )
23% stated that they always walk, cycle or use public transport as a frequent mode of travel – 5% sometimes (2019, 48,6%, 23.74%)
In this survey we witnessed a great increase in regards to the awareness of our campaigns like recycling, #ACGGoesPlasticFree compared to other projects.
The initiative that showcased the most participation of our members is the elimination of plastics on campus and they declared that they minimized it (over 90%)
In this survey we used a 9-point scale in the questions above in order to have a more concrete feedback.

It is interesting to highlight that COVID and the lockdown affected greatly the sustainability culture of our members.

The full Survey is available upon request

Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
We have used the same questionnaire for assessing sustainability literacy and culture on campus. We have included a representative amount of questions for assessing sustainability literacy as well as the sustainability culture on campus as per STARS specifications.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.