Green Schools

Green Building United leads the Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program.

Currently in its fifth year, the program provides grants, one-on-one support, and expert resources to K-12 schools in Delaware that are committed to becoming healthier, more sustainable, and more energy efficient.

Participating schools work toward achieving certification and national recognition through Eco-Schools USA and the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award.

The Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program has given our staff and students access to resources by way of high-quality professional development, a network of specialists and an abundance of good ideas.

Laurie Orsic, Assistant Head of School, ​ Wilmington Montessori School​

As part of the Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program, our students worked with the mechanical engineering team of Practical Energy Solutions to see firsthand the behind-the-scenes operations of Milford High School and what it costs to run a school. This real-life, hands-on approach was a beautiful connection to our energy curriculum.​

Molly Chorman, Energy Management Instructor, Milford High School​

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Benefits to participating schools

  • Network of like-minded educators and school personnel for sharing ideas and challenges
  • Invitations to roundtables and workshops
  • Free building energy assessment (for qualifying schools)
  • Assistance with energy benchmarking using EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
  • Eligibility to apply to annual mini-grant program
  • Support with implementing sustainability initiatives including curriculum connections

2018-2019 Participating Schools

Brandywine Springs School

Brown Elementary

First State Montessori Academy

Forwood Elementary School

Hanby Elementary

Kirk Middle School

La Academia Antonia Alonso

Lancashire Elementary

Las Americas Aspira Academy

Odyssey Charter School

Postlethwait Middle School

Shue-Medill Middle School

Springer Middle School

St. Andrews School

Sussex Tech High School

Tarbiyah School

The Independence School

The Jefferson School

The Tatnall School

Ursuline Academy

Warner Elementary School

William F. Cooke, Jr. Elementary

Wilmington Montessori

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2018 Mini Grant Awardees

The Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program awarded $10,000 in mini grants to ten area K-12 schools to fund energy- and climate-related projects. The mini grant funding is provided by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility. 

When executed, all projects will have a positive impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and will help to cultivate a generation of good stewards of the environment on K-12 school campuses throughout the state.

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Legacy Partners

Platinum Partners

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