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.
Benefits to participating schools include: networking with like-minded educators, opportunities to attend roundtables and workshops, free building energy assessments (for qualifying schools), access to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to help with energy benchmarking, eligibility to apply for an annual mini-grant program, and access to support while implementing sustainability initiatives.
We invite all program participants to consider applying for the Green Ribbon Award. This 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.
Please submit your application in Word to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandywine Springs School
First State Montessori Academy
Forwood Elementary School
Kirk Middle School
La Academia Antonia Alonso
Las Americas Aspira Academy
Odyssey Charter School
Postlethwait Middle School
Shue-Medill Middle School
Springer Middle School
St. Andrews School
Sussex Tech High School
The Independence School
The Jefferson School
The Tatnall School
Warner Elementary School
William F. Cooke, Jr. Elementary
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
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.