June, 2023

202308Jun13:0015:00More Taste, Less WasteTips and practices to preserve food and eliminate waste13:00 - 15:00

Event Details

When: Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 13:00-15:00
Where: ACG Events Hall, 6 Gravias Str., Agia Paraskevi

Organized by:
ACG UNSDGs Student Hub
SDG Student Hub AUEB
ACG Office of Public Affairs

Supported by:
ACG Center of Excellence in Food, Tourism & Leisure

About the event

Did you know that 1/3 of all food globally goes to waste?
Wasting food also means wasting the water used to produce the food and the land on which the food has been produced (28% of the world’s agricultural land), while 9.9% of the human population is undernourished.
Due to food wastage billions of tons of CO2 emissions are released into Earth’s atmosphere, contributing greatly to climate change (
According to UN’s Food Waste Index Report 2021, Greek people waste on average 142 kg of food annually, one of the highest in the world.

In celebration of World Food Safety Day, the SDG Student Hub AUEB, the ACG UNSDGs Student Hub, and the Office of Public Affairs are coming together to educate their members and the broader community on the elimination of food waste in Greece.

Esteemed professionals from all sectors are coming together to share with the audience and the students from both institutions their views on the issue and how they contribute to the elimination of food waste.  The well-known Executive Chef Dimitris Skarmoutsos will give us tips on making more sustainable choices when buying food items and also on home consumption.

Our panelists will comment on the findings of the Panhellenic study on the perceptions of the Greeks on food waste and food labelling administered by the ACG Center of Food, Tourism and Leisure.

The event is in the context of the ACG’s raising-awareness campaign “Reduce Your FOODprint!”. The campaign aims at raising awareness about this critical issue and educating our community on best practices on how to save food.

Event Agenda

12:30-13:00 | Registration

13:00-13:10 | Welcome Remarks
Claudia Carydis, Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece
Dr. Georgina Spyres, Manager, SDSN Greece

13:10-13:30 | Presentation of the Panhellenic study on the perceptions of Greek consumers on food waste and food labeling – Dr. Athanasios Krystallis, Krontallis, Exec. Director, Center of Excellence in Food, Tourism and Leisure, The American College of Greece

13:30-14:30 | Panel Discussion


Eva Papanikolaki, SDG Students Program, Campus Coordinator Αthens University of Economics and Business.
BA Economics, AUEB, Minor International Relations Student – Deree, ACG
Despoina Chatzakou, History & Philosophy of Science – University of Athens, Minor, International Relations, Deree – The American College of Greece, ACG Sustainability Leader


Dia Chorafa | Boroume, Coordinator of the Alliance for the reduction of food waste in Greece
Rania Assariotaki | Senior Manager for Sustainability, The American College of Greece
Effie Petropoulou | In store IFB Manager, IKEA Greece
Aggeliki Goude | Marketing Specialist in Sustainability, IKEA Greece
Konstantinos Karakatsanis | Gelato artist, Django Gelato
Dimitris Skarmoutsos | Executive Chef

14:30-15:00 | Q&A session

Django will be joining us to serve up scrumptious ice cream treats

The event will be held in Greek.
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