• 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
  • 2011: Colorado Carbon Fund Offset Now award
  • 2011: CU Boulder's Green Labs program wins national freezer competition for science lab sustainability
  • 2010: CU Boulder is first campus to achieve Gold certification in AASHE Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS)
  • 2010: Boulder Chamber annual award recognizes CU Boulder's sustainability programs
  • 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 Organization
  • 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 Porgram 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