Recognition & Awards

Recognizing and Rewarding Sustainability

Commuter Choice Award

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) present the Commuter Choice Awards. CWRU has been recognized annually with Commuter Choice Awards since 2014.

Princeton Review’s Green Guide

CWRU has been included in every printing of the Princeton Review’s Green Guide since its inception in 2010. This guide scores schools according to their work in sustainability and only includes those with high rankings. Visit our news page to read stories about our scores.

In 2018, CWRU was honored to be ranked number 35 among the 399 Green Schools on the annual Green Guide and was listed in the Top 50 Green Colleges List.


Case Western Reserve University is a charter member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and was a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) reporter for many years. In early 2018, the University submitted a complete report and earned a Silver Ranking. Read more on our news page. 

ACUPCC (Carbon Neutrality Pledge)

CWRU's President Barbara Snyder signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2010. Current President Eric Kaler has committed to continue CWRU's climate neutrality commitment.