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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-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Following the water flooding incidences in our community through ACG suggestions/research and guidelines the College funded and completed a rainwater connection to the Aghia Paraskevi system to dramatically reduce street flooding.On October 23, ACG received an award from Mayor Ioannis Stathopoulos acknowledging this community contribution.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for high- risk populations: The TOB.g project and the respective book (Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for high- risk populations) produced in the frame of this project, represent the first innovative action towards the scientific application of an individualized therapeutic approach in tobacco cessation in Europe. Panagiotis Behrakis, is the editor with co-editor Constantine Vardavas


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Panhellenic Survey on the implementation of the smoking ban law - June 2017. The Director of the Institute of Public Health- ACG Prof. Behrakis, submitted the study results to the Minister of Health with the request to implement the smoking ban law.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Joint Action on Tobacco Control project: The main aim of this program is the implementation of the Tobacco Product Directive in the European Union. Greece was elected as the Project Coordinator , represented by P.K. Behrakis :Coordinator, Constantine Vardavas and Anna Tzortzi: Associate Coordinators, Dimitri Kagkos :Project Manager, Penelope Stambouli: Secretariat and Commmunications Coordinator.

Račinska, I., Baratt. L., and Marouli, Ch. (2015). LIFE and Land Stewardship. Current status, challenges, and opportunities. Report to the European Commission.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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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.