The American College of Greece (ACG) proudly announces its recognition as a top performer for its sustainability best practices in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for the sixth successive year.
The Sustainable Campus Index highlights innovative and impactful initiatives from colleges and universities that submitted a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report in the most recent calendar year. ACG’s performance in this year’s SCI is based on the STARS report submitted in 2020 by the Office of Public Affairs, when the College achieved its landmark STARS Gold Rating.
“Congratulations to The American College of Greece for their incredible work in creating a more sustainable world,” said AASHE’s Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “Upon reading the innovative and high-impact sustainability initiatives within this report, I’m encouraged that the future we all need will soon be realized.”
This year, ACG attained top performer status in the following categories: (i) Grounds and (ii) Purchasing, being one of the only two institutions outside the US, Canada, and Australia to be included.
Home to beautiful, welcoming and nature-rich 64-acre main campus in Athens, Greece, ACG places special emphasis on sustainable land management and landscaping in order to protect campus biodiversity. Our revised purchasing policy reflects a clear commitment to choosing environmentally friendly and socially responsible products and services, supporting providers that also manifest a hands-on commitment to sustainability. This goes hand in hand with the close collaboration with the on-campus catering providers who have always been supportive of our sustainability efforts.
“We are very proud to be once more recognized as top performers in AASHE’s Sustainable Campus Index. ACG is consistently striving to enhance the sustainability best practices followed, aiming at making our society more resilient and inclusive, for the benefit of current and future generations.”, says Claudia Carydis-Benopoulou, Vice President, Public Affairs.