Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety, BEE Protective Campaign

U.S. Department of Education, Green Ribbon Schools

  • 2016 – Postsecondary Sustainability Award, Honoring Leadership in Facilities, Health, and Environment

The League of American Bicyclists

  • 2016 – Silver Bike Friendly University


  • 2018 – Macalester College ranked 4th
  • 2017 – Macalester College ranked 10th
  • 2016 – Macalester College ranked 9th
  • 2015 – Macalester College ranked 6th

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

  • 2017 – Macalester College receives a STARS Gold Rating for sustainability achievements
  • 2015 – Macalester College receives a STARS Gold Rating for sustainability achievements
  • 2011 – Macalester College receives a STARS Silver Rating for sustainability achievements

College Sustainability Report Card

  • 2010 – Macalester College received highest grade (A-) from the College Sustainability Report Card for its commitment to sustainability, placing it among the top 26 schools nationally and in Canada

TRANE Energy Efficiency Award

  • 2010 – Energy Efficient Leader in Education Award Winner

Minnesota Waste Wise Leader Award

  • 2009 – Macalester College received a Minnesota Waste Wise Leader Award in recognition of the Mac Free Swap, Food Waste as Pig Food, and Move-out Waste Reduction Program, among other sustainability programs

Xcel Energy Efficiency Partner Award

  • 2009 – Award Winner

Staples Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition

  • 2009 – Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge Achievement Award Winner

Sustainable Saint Paul Award