Currently in its sixth 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.
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
Laurie Orsic, Wilmington Montessori School
Melissa Tracy, Odyssey Charter School
Jennifer Jones, Academia Antonia Alonso Charter 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.