ACG Sustainability Pledge

Take the pledge!

I do commit to the following actions:

Energy use reduction

  • Turn off all electronics and appliances when not in use.
  • Turn off lights when I do not need them.
  • Use windows and shading to control room temperature and ventilation when applicable. Use the same means to increase/reduce natural light.
  • Keep windows closed when the air-conditioning (A/C) in full is on .

Water use reduction

  • Use the least amount of water in every activity.
  • Report any detected leaks at campus facilities to technical services and outside ones to the appropriate authority.

Waste reduction and processing

  • Recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and steel products, glass bottles, batteries and electronics and place them in the designated bins when applicable, both on campus and outside of it.
  • Reuse before recycle.
  • Buy recycled and used products.
  • Consider repairing products instead of buying new ones.
  • Donate instead of throwing away.

Ecological footprint minimization

  • Buy foods & products produced locally. Support organically grown produce.
  • Radically minimize printing and if this is not possible, opt for double-sided printing.
  • Minimize my transport footprint: Walk, bike, and use public transportation.
  • Participate in one at least tree planting activity wherever this takes place.
  • Promote and support devices which use renewable energy sources (such as utility lights, flashlights, chargers etc.) .

Social and economic responsibility advancement

  • Buy goods manufactured under fair trade conditions.
  • Encourage equity in all forms and for all needs.
  • Participate in select ACG’s community service and social impact activities.
  • Learn as much as possible about sustainability and transfer the knowledge to others.