Green Schools

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

Currently in its fourth 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.

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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

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Application Materials

The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award recognizes schools and districts that have exemplary practices and achievements in the areas of reduced environmental impact and costs, improved health and wellness, and effective environmental and sustainability education.

Applications may be submitted on behalf of an individual school or on behalf of a district.

> Letter from Delaware Department of Education 

For individual schools interested in applying:

> Individual School Application

> Individual School Nominee Presentation Form

For districts interested in applying:

> District Application 

> District Nominee Presentation Form

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