Sustainability Events

20Apr09:00- 14:00Clean-up action at Varkiza beach09:00 - 14:00


Event Details

When: Friday, April 20, 9:00–14:00

Where: Varkiza beach

Organized by: Environmental Studies Society

Supported by Environmental Studies Program – Department of Science and Mathematics,

Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES) – Office of Public Affairs

The Environmental Studies Society, in collaboration with Let’s Do it Greece, organizes a clean-up action at Varkiza beach within the framework of the Let’s Do it Greece Panhellenic Campaign 2018. Join us and be part of the 150,000 volunteers that help our environment!

The bus will leave at 9:00 from Deree Main Gate and will return at 14:00


20Mar13:30- 16:30Green Careers: Graduate Studies and Job Opportunities13:30 - 16:30


Event Details

When: Tuesday, March 20, 13:30-16:30

Where: Deree – Upper Level Library

Organized by: Environmental Studies Program – Department of Science and Mathematics, Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES) – Office of Public Affairs

Supported by:

  • Office of Career Services
  • Environmental Studies Society


13:30-13:40: Arrival and Registration

13:40-13:50: Introduction (Anastasia Misseyanni, Head, Department of Science and Mathematics, Deree-ACG)

13:50-14:40: Session I: Graduate Studies (Facilitator: Michael Valahas, Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainability – Office of Public Affairs, ACG)


Panel Discussion Topics:

13:50: How to Search for Graduate Studies in the Environmental Studies Field (Paraskevi Papadopoulou, Science Area Coordinator, Deree-ACG)

14:00: Graduate Studies in Europe (Stella Apostolaki, Environmental Studies, Deree-ACG)

14:10: Graduate Studies in the US (Christina Marouli, Environmental Studies, Deree-ACG)

14:20: Applying for Graduate Studies (Alexandra Prindezi, Office of Career Services, Deree-ACG)

14:30: Applying for Graduate Studies: A Student’s Perspective (Jean-Philippe Grossetete, Senior Deree Environmental Studies Student)

14:35: Discussion


14:45-16:15: Session II: Job Opportunities (Facilitator: Christina Marouli, Environmental Studies, Deree-ACG);

14:50: Skills for Environmental Careers (Nicolas Karapanagiotis & Dimitris Georgas, Environmental Studies, Deree-ACG)


Panel Participants:

15:00: Theofanis Lolos (Partner – Managing Director, Enviroplan S.A.)

15:10: Savvas Peltekis (Managing Director, TUV Hellas)

15:20: Rania Spyropoulou (Strategic Developement Advisor in ATEPE Ltd, Archelon Board Member)

15:30: Athena Lambrinidou (Environmental Activist, Sustainability Consultant/Communicator)

15:40: Maria Vitoraki (Environmental Studies, Deree-ACG)

15:50: Marina Perantonaki (Office of Career Services, Deree-ACG): Job Search Platforms & Career Services available to ACG students and alumni

15:55: Discussion

16:15-16:30: Closing Conclusions

26Feb - 2MarFeb 2600:00Mar 2Reuse Week(February 26) 00:00 - (March 2) 00:00


Event Details

When: February 26 – March 2

Where: Student Lounge

Organized by: Center of Excellence for Sustainability – Office of Public Affairs supported by Student Affairs Office and the Environmental Studies Society

Sustainable Workshops 

14:00 – 16:00
Student Lounge

14:00 Making soap from cooking oil
14:30 Upcycle your t-shirts into bags

By collecting and dropping off books and board games, you support the Meaningful Engagement Trip to Kalamata.
Books will be donated to the Navarino Environmental Observatory Library Board Games will be donated to the SOS Children’s Villages

Drop off Points:
Center of Excellence for Sustainability, 6th Level
Student Affairs Office
Student Lounge, only on February 28

Follow @sustainableacg on Instagram
Tag us in your creative Reuse/Repurpose project
Use the hashtag #sustainableacg and #REUSEit
The winner gets a Handmade Shopping Bag!

ACG Cares

16Nov13:40- 15:00Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: The Case for Green Entrepreneurship13:40 - 15:00


Event Details

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 13:40 – 15:00 (Activity Hour)

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge

Organized by: Center of Excellence for Sustainability – Office of Public Affairs, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, School of Business

The Center of Excellence for Sustainability at the Office of Public Affairs invites you to a lecture about green entrepreneurship.

13:40 – 13:55 Opening remarks from Dr. Michael T. Valahas, Director of the Center of Excellence for Sustainability – Office of Public Affairs.

13:55 – 14:20 Presentation by Dr. Andreas Stefanidis, Accelerator Director of, and Dr. Constantinos Machairas, Executive Director of Organization Earth.

14:20 – 14:30 Q&A Session

14:30 – 14:45 Presentation by the Green startup, Cyclefi, on “How to boost citizens’ engagement to increase recycling performance”.

14:40 – 15:00 Open Discussion Session

27Oct13:00- 16:00Get Involved and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!13:00 - 16:00


Event Details

When: Friday, October 27, 13:00-16:00

Where: Deree Main Corridor

Organized by: Center of Excellence for Sustainability

Because ACG Cares!

Did you know that in Greece we only recycle 17% of our overall municipal waste when the average in the EU is 32%? (European Environment Agency, Nov.2016)

With the “International Campus Sustainability Month” in full swing and our new recycling bins placed in several spots around our campus, the ACG – Center of Excellence for Sustainability at the Office of Public Affairs is initiating a Waste Reduction and Recycling Campaign, in an effort to raise awareness and to guide you towards successful waste reduction and recycling daily practices!

Our awareness efforts will run throughout this academic year and will be followed by select initiatives across all campuses (Pierce, Deree, Alba). Start by testing your knowledge through a quick digital sustainability game on our website, find useful tips and guidelines and/or follow us on social media.

The Waste Reduction and Recycling campaign will be implemented in collaboration with the ACG Offices of Operations and Technical Services, Adjunct Preceptor of Environmental Studies, Maria Vitoraki, the Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental Studies Society, the Deree Student Government, and the Pierce Student Governments.

So, join us and help increase the overall percentage of recycled material! Together we can have a significant impact on and off campus!

2Jun11:00- 15:30World Environment Day at Deree11:00 - 15:30


Event Details

Caring for the Environment

Working for our future

When: Friday, June 2, 11:00 – 15:30

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge and Main Corridor

Co-organized by: Center of Excellence for Sustainability at the Office of Public Affairs – The American College of Greece, Environmental Studies Program at Deree, WWF Hellas

Supported by: Environmental Studies Society

For more information, please contact the Center of Excellence for Sustainability at 210 600 9800 ext. 1219 or at [email protected]