Recognition & Awards

With a Gold rating, NC State ranks in the top third of the more than 250 institutions with a current STARS rating for sustainability. In 2016, NC State received a Gold rating in Sustainability Tracking Assessment, and Reporting System (STARS).
best workplace commuter In 2016, NC State received a Gold rating as a Best Workplace for Commuters.
gca-logo-dark-green University Housekeeping was recognized nationally in 2015 as a Silver winner in the Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities competition sponsored by American School & University Magazine, the Green Cleaning Network and the Healthy Schools Campaign.
Recognized by the Princeton Review as a Green College in 2012 – 2016.
NC State receives 2014 national APPA Sustainability Award
NC State receives 2013 Raleigh Environmental Stewardship Award and several members of the NC State community won City of Raleigh Environmental Awards awards in 2012 – 2016.
NC State University Dining is 2014 bronze recipient in the National Association of College and University Food Services’ Sustainability Awards
NC State receives 2014 Award of Excellence from the Utility Savings Initiative of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC State University Dining wins Food Service Director’s 2013 Grand Goldie Award for its sustainability program, My Roots are at NC State.
NC State was honored with 2012 Golden Mode awards in Employee Commuting and the Smart Commute Challenge from GoTriangle, a partnership of public transportation agencies and organizations.
sir-walter-raleigh-award NC State received Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance in 2013 and 2012.
NC State designated as a Bicycle Friendly University in 2012.
NC State named one of the 2010 Southeast’s Top 5 Coolest Schools by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
raleigh-pinacle-aware NC State awarded 2010 SmithSeal of North Carolina Sustainable Business Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
CRA-Logo Carolina Recycling Association’s 2015 Outstanding College or University Program Award was awarded to NC State for its pizza box composting program.
Triangel Clean Cities Coalition Triangle Clean Cities Coalition Stakeholder Excellence Award for petroleum displaced (38,000 gallons) in 2014.
2011 NC State received a “B+” from the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card.
2010 NC State received a “B” on the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card and NC State awarded C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for leading a partnership with Jacksonville, NC that restored Wilson Bay.
2009 NC State included in the Peterson’s Review book Green Jobs for New Economy: the Career Guide to Emerging Opportunities. NC State received a “C+” from the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card.
2007 NC State University’s Facilities Division received APPA’s 2007 Award for Excellence.