Boston University has earned local, state, and national recognition for leadership on sustainability and climate action. Find out the milestones that led to where we are today.


Bicycle Friendly University, Bronze, awarded by National League of American Bicyclists

Excellence Award, Bronze, awarded by NASPA (2011)

Greenovate Award (2013, 2016)

Green Certified Restaurants, awarded by the Green Restaurant Association

Green Power Leadership Award, awarded by the US EPA (watch the awards ceremony here) (2021)

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), awarded by US Green Building Council – multiple buildings

MassSavers Award (2010)

Mayor’s Bike Friendly Business, Silver and Bronze (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Mayor’s Carbon Cup (2014)

Pinnacle Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Award, awarded by MassRides and Massachusetts Coalition of Transportation Management Associations (2011, 2012)

Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Sierra Cool Schools (2012–2015)

Smarter Planet (2011)

STARS, Silver, administered by Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)