Pathways to Green Schools

Energize Delaware and  Green Building United  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.

Schools Making a Difference


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 Karen Igou   kigou@greenbuildingunited.org   or 302-898-0971.

"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

2023-2024 Program Participants

Forwood Elementary
Odyssey Charter School
Delcastle Votech
North Star (possibly with TRANE)
Brandywine Springs Elementary
Aspira Academy
Welch Elementary
Caeser Rodney High School
Academia Alonso
Etta J. Wilson School
Onboarding now Salesianum
Hodgkins Votech
Stubbs Elementary
Alexis Dupont High School
Stanton Middle School
Conrad School of Science
Friere Charter

2022-2023 Program Participants

Appoquinimink High School
Brandywine Springs Elementary School
Delcastle VoTech High School
Forwood Elementary School
La Academia Alonso Academia
Newark Center for Creative Learning
North Star Elementary
Odyssey Charter School
St. Anne’s School
St. Anthony’s School
St. Mary Magdalen School
Stubbs Elementary
The Pilot School
Welch Elementary School
Wilmington Friends School

2021-2022 Program Participants

Academia Charter School
Air Base Middle School
Allen Frear Middle School
Appoquinimink High School
Archmere Academy
Brandywine Springs Elementary School
Caesar Rodney High School
Christ the Teacher Catholic School
Conrad School of Science
David E. Robinson Elementary
Forwood Elementary School
Fred Fifer Middle School
John S. Charlton School
Magnolia Middle School
Nellie H. Stokes Elementary
North Star Elementary
Odyssey Charter School
Postlethwait Middle School
Star Hill Elementary
Mary Magdalen School
Urban Promise
Ursuline Academy
W.B. Simpson Elementary
Welch Elementary School
Wilmington Montessori School
W. Reily Brown Elementary

"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