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First ACG feature on the AASHE News Bulletin!

ACG as a member of AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) submitted two news pieces for the first time, with direct links to our website, to the AASHE Bulletin: one on our newly launched “Sustainability@ACG” website and the second one on the “Education Unites: from Camp to Campus” project. Both pieces were chosen to be featured on the Bulletin’s website and on their e-newsletter. This is the first feature our sustainability efforts have received with a global reach. The AASHE Bulletin is an international online platform where member institutions can regularly submit and communicate their news that relate to one or more sustainability issues/areas. The e-newsletter is sent out electronically on a weekly basis to all AASHE members, as well as, non-members that have signed-up for it worldwide.

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4th Underwater Beach Cleaning at Lagonisi

On Saturday, November 4, the 4th annual Underwater Beach Cleaning event took place in Lagonisi. The Office of Athletics – Outdoor Recreation area organized the event in cooperation with the municipality of Saronikos. Six volunteer divers, Deree students and staff, participated and worked on the removal of dozens of kilos of garbage from the bottom of the sea in the area of Lagonisi. The garbage removed was extremely diverse, including pieces of plastic, fishing gear, pieces of sunken vessels, and various other items, and highlighted the importance of underwater beach cleaning. All of the garbage that was retrieved was photographed, recorded, and properly disposed of. The municipality of Saronikos and its representatives expressed their gratitude by offering the divers snacks and beverages after the dive. All participants were awarded with certificates of appreciation signed by the mayor.