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Pathways to Green Schools

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.

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

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

"As a result of our participation in this program, we were selected as one of Delaware's three Green Ribbon Schools this year. We would never have been able to do this without Energize Delaware's Pathways to Green Schools program."

-Wendy Turner, 2nd Grade Teacher, Mount Pleasant Elementary School

2017–2018 Program Participants

La 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

"Pathways to Green Schools 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."

-Laura Z. Orsic, Assistant Head of School, Wilmington Montessori School