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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.92
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The American College of Greece
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Valahas
Dr.
Center of Excellence for Sustainability/Environmental Studies
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The newly revamped website for Sustainability@ACG follows a similar-to-STARS format for its content. Information on Academics, Engagement and planning as well as news feed and events listing can be found in the attached URL.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:
The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Students disseminate their sustainability research results through the Center of Excellence for Sustainability literature and its social media.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Green Roofs are a proud addition to our campus and there is extensive signage to their completion, biodiversity they host as well as to the responsible parties.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

The Health and Wellness Center produces brochures on sustainable food systems. For more information on the nature of the information contained refer to the url below.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

All Green Roof installations have signage designating them as such and offering information about their installation.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The ACG TRAIL is a 2.2km walking trail along the mountainside campus crossing through the forested area and sustainability related areas operated and maintained by the Office of Athletics. The signage is from reclaimed forest materials and denotes Leave No Trace Principles.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

ACG provides a certain shuttle service to all students. Students also are provided with verbal guidelines about their particular commuting needs.
A guide on sustainable methods of transportation is also included in the Sustainability@ACG website
http://www.acg.edu/about-acg/sustainability-at-acg/sustainability-tips/


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The ACG Pledge acts as a guide for green living by identifying several actions & behaviors that can help students become more environmentally, socially and economically responsible in everyday life, on and off campus. Alongside this material there is extensive information on waste reduction on the Sustainability@ACG website.

http://www.acg.edu/about-acg/sustainability-at-acg/reduce-reuse-recycle/


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

ACG's ALBA Graduate Business School launches this year a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Events, titled “The ALBA Social Responsibility Series”

The purpose of The ALBA Social Responsibility Series is :

- to discuss, debate, facilitate, enhance, and disseminate Social Responsibility
- to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and practices between different stakeholders
- to provide opportunities for the cooperation between different stakeholders
- to encourage the generation and development of new ideas and practice


The website URL for these materials or publications:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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