The U.S. DOE Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.
The recognition award is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education (ED) effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about practices that are proven to result in improved student engagement, higher academic achievement and graduation rates, and workforce preparedness, as well as a government wide goal of increasing energy independence and economic security.
Delaware's Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) is a non-profit organization created by the State of Delaware to foster a sustainable energy future through conservation, efficiencies, and the use of renewable energy sources, like solar, wind and geothermal. Its model is the first of its kind to be established in the U.S.
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Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization and a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. As a mission-based, member-oriented nonprofit organization, DVGBC aims to improve quality of life through the built environment across its region.
With the support of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, DVGBC co-founded the Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program. The Pathways Program supports schools that are committed to becoming more sustainable and energy efficient by providing financial incentives and volunteer support from subject matter experts.