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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-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

-AASHE
-UN Academic Impact
-Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
-CSR Hellas


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

SDSN Greece

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations.
Through a growing number of National and Regional Networks, SDSN supports the localization and implementation of SDGs, develops long-term transformative pathways for sustainable development, promotes education around Agenda 2030, and launches solution initiatives.
The Greek SDSN has been included in the SDSN network and is co-hosted by ICRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab. It is co-chaired by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri and Prof. Andreas Papandreou, aiming to contribute to achieving the goals of the SDSN network.

The Institution operates within accordance to the netwqork "Boroume" .
BOROUME was formed in 2011, in response to the socioeconomic crisis, the rising levels of poverty, increasing demand for food aid, and high levels of food waste in Greece. The BOROUME network provides constant support to 550 organizations and food pantries, as well as 150 municipal social welfare services across Greece. The network supports the distribution of an average of 1,000 meals per day.


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Duffy, A., and Apostolaki, S. (2015). Multi-criteria analysis to support rainwater harvesting initiatives in Crete and Croatia, World Water Congress XV International Water Resource Association (IWRA), Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 – 29 May, 2015, http://iwra.org/index.php?searchabstract=&page=286&SubmitDisplayAll=New+Search

Lytras, M., Marouli, Ch., and Papadopoulou, P. (2016). Best Practices in STEM Education: Using Active Learning and Novel Teaching Methodologies for Education for Innovation and Sustainability, International Conference: Future of Education, Florence, Italy, June 29 – July 2, 2016, http://conference.pixel-online.net/FOE/index.php

Marouli, Ch. (2016, June). Moving towards a Circular Economy: The Need to Educate – Why and How? Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management. Limassol, Cyprus


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

· ALBA Graduate Business School has been invited to be an “Incentive Provider” of the “Green Award” initiative. The Green Award Foundation is an independent quality assurance organization that certifies shipping companies and vessels that go beyond the industry standards in terms of safety, quality and the environmental performance. Companies which support this initiative receive a 10% scholarship for their executives interested in participating in our MBA in Shipping program. It’s worth noticing that ALBA is the first Academic Institution to be named a Green Award Incentive Provider


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Dr. Pavlos Vlachos, member of the academic jury: The “Philippe de Woot Award”, an initiative of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), aims to promote sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility by awarding, every two years, one prize to one or several Master thesis(es) which constitute(s) an original contribution to the understanding and thinking about Corporate Social Responsibility.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

ACG has informed , namely on the STARS reporting process and has offered mentorship to the Sustainability Office of Kuhne Logistics University ( KLU) of Germany. This is expected to be an ongoing collaboration.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Education Unites: From Camp to Campus is a program co-sponsored by the US embassy and by the three American colleges in Greece


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.