Green Ribbon Schools Award
The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is to inspire schools, districts and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to strive for 21st-century excellence by highlighting promising school sustainability practices and resources that all can employ. To that end, the award recognizes schools, districts, and IHEs that:
- reduce environmental impact and costs;
- improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
- provide effective environmental and sustainability education
Each spring DDOE recognizes national and state finalists in an award’s ceremony held at one of the Delaware’s schools. All national winners are recognized in Washington, DC, in the summer.
For more information about the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html
Additional Resources include:
- Greenstrides: https://www.greenstrides.org/ (free resources and webinars)
- STEM grants: https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/green-strides/stem.html
- The Center for Green Schools: https://centerforgreenschools.org/programs
2022 U.S. Department of Education - Green Ribbon Schools Award
ED-GRS recognizes schools taking a comprehensive approach to greening their school/district. A comprehensive approach incorporates environmental learning with improving environmental and health impacts. Becoming a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School is a two-step process. The first step is complete and submit the Delaware Green Ribbon 2021 application in order to be selected as a 2022 nominee by the Delaware State Department of Education (DDOE).
Delaware - Green Ribbon Schools Application for 2021
Applications to become a Delaware nominee and awardee are now available! Submissions are due to DDOE by December 23, 2021. Submit applications to Tonyea Mead (Tonyea.firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Green Ribbon Letter to Schools
- District nomination form
- School nomination form
- Green Ribbon - Application
- Green Ribbon - Delaware Rubric
All applications must include nomination form, application, and pictures.
Previous Awardees - DE U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
2013 - St. Andrews School
2014 - Red Clay School District
2015 - Linden Hill Elementary, Red Clay S.D.
Mr. Pleasant Elementary, Brandywine S.D.
Kirk Middle School, Christina S.D.
2016 -Wilmington Montessori
2017 - Postlethwait Middle, CRSD
Forwood Elementary, Brandywine SD
2018 - Warner Elementary, Red Clay SD
2019 - Jefferson School
CR School District
2020 - Ursline Academy
Previous Awardees - Delaware Green Ribbon Schools
2017 - Warner Elementary, Red Clay S.D.
2019 - Simpson Elementary, CR
2020 - St. Annes Episcopal
Indian River S.D.