The University of Vermont's commitment to tracking its environmental performance was recognized in 2004 with a Vermont's Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for the UVM 2002 environmental report card, Tracking UVM.

The report was developed by the Environmental Council and local sustainability organizations and written by Gioia Thompson, the director of the UVM Office of Sustainability.

The first Tracking UVM reported on the environmental progress of the University from 1990-2000.