- Bike Friendly University award (2016)
- STARS Gold rating (2012, retained 2015)
- Tree Campus USA certification (2015)
- American Campuses Act on Climate Roundtable invited participant (2015)
- Climate Leadership Award
In October 2015, the university was a recipient of Second Nature and the USGBC's Climate Leadership Award, which recognized Appalachian's commitment to climate action.
- White House - Climate Pledge [PDF]
- Second Nature - Climate Pledge [PDF]
In addition, Chancellor Everts visited the White House for the Day of Climate Action and signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge. Chancellor Everts also signed the newly revamped Second Nature Climate Commitment.