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

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
IN-16: Green Athletics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution’s green athletics program include the following?:
Yes or No
Zero waste and/or carbon neutral athletic events Yes
A stadium or arena certified under a green building rating system ---
A sustainable food and beverage purchasing program that includes athletic event vendors and concessions Yes
A program to minimize the sustainability impacts of turf management (e.g., by installing low input turfgrass or environmentally preferable artificial turf) Yes
A program to support more sustainable transportation options for athletic events Yes
Community engagement efforts, e.g. to educate students and fans/supporters about the institution’s sustainability initiatives Yes
An athletic team certification program ---

A brief description of the institution’s green athletics program:

Griffins Green
In our effort to support ACG’s goal of promoting sustainability on the ACG campus and beyond, we are proud to share the “GRIFFINS GREEN DEREE ATHLETICS” plan to reduce its environmental footprint and raise awareness among the students, athletes, visitors, and participants of its programs!

Below you can find a snapshot of the actions taken so far:
ARTIFICIAL TURF with – eco-friendly – CORK INFILL at the SOCCER FIELD – no watering.
NEW LED LIGHTS at the Deree Gym, Fitness Center, Soccer and Track Complex, Swimming Pool, Pierce Gym.
RECYCLING BINS at the athletic facilities.
Community programs: ON-LINE REGISTRATION, BOOKING, PAYMENT – thousands of paper sheets saved.
REQUEST only for recyclable material, and compostable plates, cups, cutlery. CHOOSE partners that support our sustainability goals.

Website URL where information about the green athletics program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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