Community Engagement

The American College of Greece (ACG) is working towards providing supporting substantial improvement to the social and environmental well-being of communities. We strive to be meaningfully socially responsible and sustainable in all of our activities.

We have a long track record of significant community service and engagement mainly through public partnerships, events and activities.

ACG proactively promotes:

  • Best practice standards, respect and accountability across all of its activities
  • Equity and diversity
  • Fairness and respect among employees including wide support of personal development activities
  • Implementation of practices, activities and systems that are environmentally friendly and robust
  • Volunteering, including students, staff & faculty
  • Socially beneficial interaction with our regional local community and NGO

 

How to get involved

Did you know that using pre-loved items has a profoundly positive impact on our planet? From lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions, to keeping stuff from the landfills, to reducing energy and water consumption, choosing second-hand over new makes a major difference! To encourage ACG members (students, faculty, staff) to give a second life to items they no longer need and would otherwise throw away and instill the habit of opting for second-hand items before buying anew, we launched ACG’s own community exchange platform in November 2020.

ACG Sustainability Leaders

Are you a Deree student interested in community service and volunteering? Are you passionate about sustainability? Join the dedicated sustainability student organization ACG Sustainability Leaders!

ACG Farmers’ Market

Do you want to be a food saving warrior? Volunteer at the ACG Farmers’ Market! This initiative that started in November 2018, in collaboration with the NGO Boroume, is dedicated to preventing food waste and malnutrition through the collection of surplus food from the market stands. As of November 2021, we have adopted a second farmers’ market, so there are more opportunities to volunteer.

Sustainability @ Commencement

Since 2019, all ACG Commencement ceremonies are following the Sustainable Events Guidelines, reducing the events’ overall impact, while our graduates can sign the ACG Sustainability Graduation Pledge and commit to leading by example as responsible and engaged citizens and professionals.

ACG Sustainability Pledge

The ACG Pledge identifies several actions & behaviors that can help you become more environmentally, socially and economically responsible in your daily life, on and off campus.

Sustainability Tips

Are you wondering how you can be more sustainable at home, the office and your daily life in general? At ACG we try to provide you with sustainable alternatives, inspiration, ideas, and tips on how you can lead a more sustainable life both on and off campus.

Sustainable Living at ACG

Do you want to learn how to be more sustainable on and off campus? We have put together a comprehensive guide on how to do that! This guide includes tips for a sustainable lifestyle, facts about Sustainability @ ACG, our campaigns, and ways you can get involved!

ACG Sustainability Walk Map

Are you looking for the on-campus recycling points? Do you want to visit the ACG Community Garden? Check out the sustainability walk map and find out where everything is located!