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     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:

      1. reduce environmental impact and costs;
      2. improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
      3. 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.

    The Jefferson School - Ribbon ceremony       Caesar Rodney School District Banner photo

    For more information about the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools visit:  https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html

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  • 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.mead@doe.k12.de.us).

     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

                     Odyssey Charter

  • Previous Awardees - Delaware Green Ribbon Schools

    2017 - Warner Elementary, Red Clay S.D.

    2019 - Simpson Elementary, CR

    2020 - St. Annes Episcopal

                      Aspira Charter

                      Indian River S.D.

Last Modified on November 1, 2021