National Sustainability Awards and Honors








Check out our Accomplishment Archives to view recognitions and awards from previous years!





Live Green! Excellence Awards

While Iowa State University received multiple sustainability-related accolades, awards and recognitions each year, the Live Green! Initiative also recognizes the dedicated and passionate students, faculty and staff that make for a sustainable Cyclone Nation.

Founded in 2010, the Live Green! Excellence Awards recognize Iowa State University students, faculty and staff who are making an impact on campus sustainability efforts by generating awareness and interest through initiatives that focus on teaching, research, outreach, and/or operations. Nominations are evaluated within six areas: cultural impact, impact on natural resources, economic impact, transferability, legacy to the Live Green! Initiative and its sustainability mission, and overall award merit. Awards are presented annually during the Symposium on Sustainability and reflect contributions and accomplishments from the previous calendar year.