The Office of Public Affairs is happy to announce that the American College of Greece (ACG) is one of the 416 most environmentally responsible colleges globally, according to the Princeton Review to Green Colleges 2021 Edition. This is the third consecutive year ACG has earned a spot on the list.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for its eleventh edition based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company’s editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points in the process of choosing schools for the guide.
“We strongly recommend The American College of Greece to students who want to study and live at a green college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “Each and every one of the outstanding colleges in this edition of our guide offers both excellent academics and exemplary evidence of environmental commitment.”
The school profiles in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges include “Green Facts” sections that provide information about the schools’ admission requirements, cost, financial aid, and student body demographics. The profiles also include whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable, how well a school is preparing students for employment in the clean-energy economy of the 21st century, as well as for citizenship in a world now defined by environmental concerns and opportunities. Furthermore, the profiles show how environmentally responsible a school’s policies are and detail such matters as the availability of transportation alternatives on campus and the percentage of the college food budget spent on local/organic food.
ACG achieved a 91 out of 99 in its “Green Rating”, a comprehensive measure of a school’s performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution.
“Following our most recent sustainability accomplishment this year, the STARS Gold Rating, this feature makes us once again proud of the ACG’s sustainability-related practices so far and committed to advancing sustainability on campus even further”, says Claudia Carydis, Vice President, Public Affairs.