- 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.
- 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
- 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 Agrarianiam: 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