2011-12 EPA Green Power Partnership College & University Green Power
Challenge award
2011 CU Boulder grounds are Next Generation Certified by International
Society for Land Care Emissions


 Colorado Carbon Fund Offset Now award

2011 CU Boulder's Green Labs program wins national freezer competition
 for science lab sustainability

2010 CU Boulder first campus to achieve Gold certification in AASHE
 Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS)
2010 Boulder Chamber annual award recognizes CU Boulder's sustainability

2009 CU Boulder Sustainability Award for Ralphie's Green Stampede

2009 CU GOLD Leadership Program recognition as one of the Student
 Organizations of the Year

2006 Colorado Daily Readers' Choice runner up for Best Student

2006 CU Recycling receives American Forest and Paper Association School
 Recycling Award
2004 Colorado Environmental Leadership Award
2002 Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Award
2001 Wirth Chair Community Leadership Award
2001 Green Power Leadership Award
2000 EPA Climate Protection Award for Blueprint for a Green Campus
1999 Model Campus Recycling Program Award, White House Task Force on Recycling
1997 EPA Way to Go Award for student bus pass
1995 Outstanding School Recycling Program award by the National Recycling Coalition
1993 CU recycling earns PLAN Boulder County award
1992 UCSU receives EPA Administrator's Award for its CUPPS mug Program
1992 CU Recycling receives the Governor's Pollution Prevention award
1990 CU wins national campus recycling contest sponsored by MTV
1986 CU Recycling wins the “State Recycler of the Year” award from Colorado Recycles