• Named Ministry of Culture National Advanced Worker for forty years of providing free art education to children, fishermen, and university students
  • Highest honors from the Ministry of Culture (second annual China Youth Art Exhibition, sixth and the seventh National Art Exhibitions, first China Art Festival, etc.)
  • 2014 Green Design International Contribution Award(jointly issued by the Chinese and European World Green Design Organizations)
  • 2015 International Ecological Design Lifetime Achievement Award and “Father Of Ecological renovation Design in China” (International Ecological Environment Design Alliance)
  • 2016 Green Zhejiang Cultural Advisor (Green Zhejiang)
  • One of Xinhua News Agency’s Top Ten Contemporaries of the Republic, 2009
  • A Top Ten Artist Leader, Eighth Annual China Age of Pride, 2009
  • 2012 Chinese Building Designer of the Year,  Ministries of Housing and Culture
  • 2013 Featured Artist at United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; “Golden Autumn” (Jin qiu) on permanent display at FAO headquarters (Flag Room) (first art exhibition at FAO headquarters: Saving the Environment Through Art)
  • Commissioned in 2015 to create Xixi Dragon Boat Festival for FAO China field office in 2015; first artwork to be on permanent display at FAO
  • Co-awarded 2012 Italy International Artists Association Honorary Chairmanship with Deputy Speaker of Italian Parliament Vannino Chiti
  • Full-page report on Zhu Renmin in April, 9, 2010 edition of Guangming Daily (reprinted in People’s Daily overseas edition, abstracted in Xinhua)
  • Named Person of One World Expo, Shanghai Expo, June 19, 2010
  • “Saving the Environment Through Art—Zhu Renmin” top headline on July 1, 2013
  • Profiled in “Tree of Art in Fertile Soil,” September 15, 2013
  • Full-page story, May 8, 2006 edition of Wen Wei Po
  • Presentation of the Zhu Renmin Ecological Art Award at the Art, Ecology, and Economy International Forum, 2015 Milan Expo, held in Milan’s Royal Palace and jointly organized by Italy state senate, Comune di Milano, Verona city government, Italy national artists Association. Cristina Tajani, Chief of the Milan Cultural Bureau, offered congratulations on behalf of the government. (This award, the first of its kind to be named after a Chinese artist, was formally put into effect in February 2017 by Gabriele Altobelli, chair of the Italian Association of Artists.)
  • With one other scholar, nominated for the World Civilization Prize (Lui Che Woo Prize) by Zhejiang University President Wu Chaohui, January 2017.