Pathway to Green Schools

Pathways to Green Schools: Program Overview

The DESEU and the Green Building United have teamed up to reduce energy costs and foster the growth of sustainability initiatives in Delaware's Schools.

Currently in its fourth year, the Energize Delaware Pathways to Green Schools 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

  • 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 Program Participants

Academia Antonia Alonso, Wilmington

Brandywine Springs Elementary School, Wilmington

Brown Elementary School, Dover

Cooke Elementary School, Hockessin

First State Montessori Academy, Wilmington

Forwood Elementary, Wilmington

Hanby Elementary School, Wilmington

The Independence School, Newark

The Jefferson School, Georgetown

Kirk Middle School, Newark

Lancashire Elementary School, Wilmington

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy, Newark

Odyssey Charter School, Wilmington

Postlethwait Middle School, Camden

Springer Middle School, Wilmington

St. Andrew’s School, Middletown

Sussex Tech High School, Georgetown

Tarbiyah School, Newark

The Tatnall School, Wilmington

Ursuline Academy, Wilmington

Warner Elementary, Wilmington

Wilmington Montessori Schools, Wilmington


For more information and to ask questions, contact LeAnne Harvey at lharvey@greenbuildingunited.org or 215-399-5790.