Betsy Boze is a lifelong advocate of various environmental movements and a strong proponent of sustainable lifestyles and business practices. She participated in the first Earth Day by sewing and flying one of the earliest examples of an Ecology Flag. The original Earth Day was held in 1970 and has since developed into an annual global event. The Ecology Flag is one of the day's primary symbols. Betsy Boze has continued to contribute to environmental causes throughout her career in education. As president of The College of The Bahamas and chief executive officer and dean of Kent State University at Stark, Ms. Boze signed on to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
In 2014, Betsy Boze joined the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, located in Washington, D.C., as a senior fellow. In this position, she is responsible for researching and writing reports on higher education policy issues at both the national and international levels. Ms. Boze also utilizes her research data to develop methods of accurately measuring the value of public university education as part of President Obama’s proposed college rating plan.