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ACG graduates commit to advancing sustainability outside campus walls!

Commencement 2021

In a series of five consecutive commencement ceremonies, the ACG graduates of 2020 and 2021 (Deree, Pierce, Alba) walked proudly, holding their well-deserved degrees in hand, wearing the ACG Cares green ribbon that signifies their commitment to advancing sustainability.

The green ribbon was launched in 2019 as part of the ACG Sustainability Graduation Pledge. This pledge highlights the commitment of our new graduates to use the knowledge, values, and experiences acquired while studying at The American College of Greece (ACG), acting as engaged and responsible citizens and professionals, in order to help create a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable world.

Deree graduates of 2020 and 2021, many of whom were ACG Sustainability Leaders during their studies, as well as Pierce graduates of 2020 and 2021 committed to carrying the ‘sustainability torch’ outside the walls of their beloved campus, in their personal and professional lives, and future studies. For the first time, Alba graduates joined in!

This initiative is part of the College’s overall sustainability strategy, which includes a set of best practices to be followed at all ACG events, including the graduation ceremonies, and evaluates an event’s sustainability score based on materials used and/or avoided and other key categories.