- Richard Jackson is receiving the 2015 Henry Hope Reed Award from the University of Notre Dame for his research on the health advantages of walkable neighborhoods.
- Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre's How to Study Public Life was named one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2014.
- Island Press author James A. Estes was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- During King County's fifth anniversary celebration for their Sustainable Cities Roundtable, which includes the GreenTools program, Island Press was awarded a 2014 Outstanding Leadership in Green Building Award for Community Partnership.
- Dan Fagin's Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the Society of Environmental Journalists's Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, and the National Academy of Sciences's Communication Award. Island Press published the paperback in April 2015.
- Seeds of Sustainability, edited by Pamela Matson, was recognized with the Ecological Society of America's Sustainability Science Award.
- Green Book Festival awards: Wade Davis's River Notes was given an honorable mention in general non-fiction, the Union of Concerned Scientists' Cooler Smarter won the scientific category, and Eric Dinerstein's The Kingdom of Rarities was runner-up in the animals category.
- Island Press is pleased to congratulate author and board member Diana Wall on winning the prestigious Tyler Environmental Prize for her work on soil microbes.
- Axiom Business Book Awards, Gold medal in careers category: Marc Kuchner, Marketing for Scientists.
- New York Book Show design award: The Shape of Green.
- Nautilus Book Awards, Silver Winner: Marc Kuchner, Marketing for Scientists.
- EDRA Great Places Book Award: Jan Gehl, Cities for People.
- National Association of Real Estate Editors Bruss Silver Book Award: Galina Tachieva, Sprawl Repair Manual.
- Benjamin Franklin Awards finalist in science: Cristina Eisenberg, The Wolf’s Tooth.
- Heinz Awards: Daniel Sperling and Gretchen Daily
- The Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Book Award, Second Place: Robert Glennon, Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It
- The Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award: Callum Roberts, The Unnatural History of the Sea
- IPPY Awards (Independent Publishers Book Awards) Gold medal for Best Regional Non-Fiction, Mountain West Region: William R. Travis, New Geographies of the American West
- IPPY Awards Gold medal for Best Non-Fiction on Environment/Ecology/Nature: Callum Roberts, The Unnatural History of the Sea
- Planetizen's Top 10 Books of 2007: Included were Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities by Patrick M. Condon and The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream by Christopher B. Leinberger
- Independent Publisher's Award, Health/Medicine/Nutrition category, First Place: Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters
- Benjamin Franklin Award, Science/Environment, Finalist: Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters
- Benjamin Franklin Award, Science/Environment, Finalist: From Conquest to Conservation by Mike Dombeck, Chris Wood, and Jack Williams
- Best Book Award, International Association of Conflict Management: Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts, by Roy Lewicki
- ForeWord Book Award, health category, GOLD First Place: Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters
- National Outdoor Book Award, First Place in the category of history/biography: Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism by Char Miller
- Connecticut Book Award, Biography: Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism by Char Miller
- Independent Publisher Book Awards, Winner Biography Category: Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism by Char Miller
- Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Gold Award 2001: Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism by Char Miller (Biography)
- Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Gold Award 2001: The Regional City by Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton (Architecture)
- Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Gold Award 2001: The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild by Dean Bennett (Environment)
- Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Silver Award 2001: The New Agrarianism: Land, Culture, and the Community of Life by Eric Freyfogle (Environment)
- Independent Publisher Book Awards Finalist: Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect by Paul R. Ehrlich (Science)
- Independent Publisher Book Awards: The Heart of America: Our Landscape, Our Future by Tim Palmer (Travel Essay)
- American Society for Environmental History: Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America's Wetlands by Ann Vileisis, co-winner of the 1999 George Perkins Marsh Prize
- Benjamin Franklin Award: The Forgotten Pollinators by Stephen Buchmann and Gary Nabhan (Science/Environment)
- Small Press Book Awards Finalist: Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future by Paul and Anne Ehrlich (Science/Ecology/Nature)
- Benjamin Franklin Award, Finalist in Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs: Naturalist by E.O. Wilson