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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-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Michael Valahas
Dr.
Center of Excellence for Sustainability/Environmental Studies
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

The institution provides access to its employees to GRI seminars.

GRI (https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx) is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

In addition to this training opportunity, ACG has developed the following:

1. Faculty Research Network – theme: City. One of the 3 subjects was: City and the Environment. This was a workshop aimed to make faculty more knowledgeable on issues relating with cities and the relation with nature and how to enhance teaching about relevant topics.

2. Green Roof Training Course: How to install a green roof; 40 hours long; 2 courses offered, one in November 2014 – January 2015; April-May 2015.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

1. Basic Life Support. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Workshop and Seminar. Offered by the Emergency Rescue Team in June 2017


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.