On June 1st, 2020, the Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), awarded The American College of Greece the STARS Gold rating, in recognition of its sustainability achievements in five categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, Planning & Administration and Innovation & Leadership.
This distinction is the result of a collective effort, through the support of different ACG departments and colleagues who, through their work and active personal engagement, helped build a strong case. Following US best practices and as also reflected in President Horner’s 2025 vision, ACG has come a long way as an academic institution since the first STARS report was submitted in 2015. For more detailed information on ACG Sustainability Achievements, please visit our website.
With more than 900 participants in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. As we stand, ACG is the only academic institution in Greece that submits such a report and one of the two institutions outside the US & Canada to have achieved such a rating.
The Office of Public Affairs, through the Center of Excellence for Sustainability, will continue to encourage, coordinate and report all sustainability-related initiatives.