Led by Green Building United and funded by Energize Delaware, the program invited schools to submit creative grant proposals that demonstrate how each project will educate and engage students, families, and the community in the discussion about energy consumption and climate change.
This year’s mini grants recipients include five public schools and five private schools across the state:
Academia Antonia Alonso - Awarded funding to install a LED lighting and occupancy switches as part of a building renovation project.
Appoquinimink High School, Appoquinimink School District - Awarded funding to create a native pollinator rain garden, pollinator housing, and a seedling library.
Caesar Rodney School District – Awarded funding to install a water bottle filling station, further their composting efforts, create an outdoor learning space, and purchase t-shirts for their EcoTeam.
Christ the Teacher Catholic School – Awarded funding for recycled plastic tables for an outdoor classroom pavilion.
Conrad Schools of Science – Awarded funding to create a school garden as well as purchase reusable water bottles, a water bottle filling station, a waste scale, and t-shirts for their green team.
Forwood Elementary School, Brandywine School District – Awarded funding for materials for two pop-up outdoor classrooms.
Welch Elementary School, Caesar Rodney School District – Awarded funding for recycled plastic tables and storage for an outdoor classroom.
North Star Elementary School, Red Clay Consolidated School District – Awarded funding for a multicultural school garden and creation of a schoolyard habitat through tree-planting and bird box installation.
Odyssey Charter School – Awarded funding to purchase garden materials and recycled plastic tables to create a wheel-chair accessible Reading Garden.
St. Andrews School – Awarded funding to outfit their new Environmental Center with a small solar panel system, water bottle filling station, TerraCycle boxes, a rain barrel, and a recycled plastic picnic table.