News Two Wisconsin Schools Shine Bright in Statewide Energy Challenge
Students win $2,000 for their schools for energy efficiency accomplishments.
Blog Empowering Energy Conservation: Mentorship Success at Hillcrest Elementary
Renew Our Schools presents a unique opportunity for schools to immerse students and staff in a conservation challenge centered on responsible energy usage.
News 11 Wisconsin Schools Tackle Energy Conservation Challenge
This Spring, budding environmental stewards across Wisconsin will embark on a transformative journey through the Renew Our Schools program, a five-week energy…
News Two Wisconsin High Schools Succeed in the Renew Our Schools Energy Challenge
Mount Horeb High School and Mauston High School students earned cash for their schools because of their effective energy efficiency efforts.
Blog Where Does it Go? Creating Energy With Waste
Elementary school students in the Fall Renew Our Schools Competition get up-close and personal with a UW-Oshkosh biodigester.
Blog Communities Committed to Energy Efficiency in Strategic Planning: City of Menomonie
Since 2020, Menomonie has been pivotal in driving energy efficiency in its community by setting local policies, implementing projects, and engaging with local…
News Empowering the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders
Select schools across Wisconsin are participating in a six-week competition to champion energy efficiency, promote sustainable practices, and inspire students to…
News Northland College Upgrades Buildings with Energy-Efficient Tech, Focus on Energy Rebates $75,000
Northland College received $75,000 for installing 23 new energy-efficient boilers in nine campus facilities from FOCUS ON ENERGY®. These upgrades would not be…
News Janesville School District Saves $126,000 in Energy Efficiency Upgrades
The School District of Janesville received $237,572 from Focus on Energy for installing new boilers and variable frequency drives in six elementary schools. These…
Blog Reducing a School’s Energy Usage by 3% in One Day
Wisconsin students in the six-week Renew Our Schools Challenge had a chance at extra cash! Schools had to reduce energy use in JUST ONE DAY by 3% It's not that…
Blog Empower Your School with Smart Power Strips
Schools are investing in smart power strips to help control energy consumption.
Blog Taking the Renew Our Schools Challenge at Home: Understanding Home Energy Use
The Renew Our Schools challenge is not just restricted to the classroom or school building. Students can choose to explore how energy is used at home.
Blog Students Engaging with Energy Experts
How do schools participating in the Renew Our Schools competition earn points? One way: Meet with an Energy Advisor with Focus on Energy.
Blog Wisconsin Schools Welcome Back Energy Conservation Challenge
The Spring Renew Our Schools energy challenge is underway and eigt Wisconsin schools are in it to win it! Throughout this six-week course, students and staff will…
News Wisconsin Students Spring into Action with an Energy Conservation Challenge
This Spring, Wisconsin students will be competing in the six-week energy conservation program, Renew Our Schools. This challenge gives students the opportunity to…
News 13 Wisconsin Schools Energized, Competing for Cash & Most Energy Efficient in State
Renew Our Schools competition gives students the opportunity to learn key energy concepts while making behavioral changes reducing energy consumption. School…
Blog School Expectations During Renew Our Schools Competition
Previous blogs outline the tools, resources, and financial incentives Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) and FOCUS ON ENERGY® provide during the Renew…
Blog Wisconsin Schools Cash in on Energy Savings
Three Wisconsin schools taking part in the FOCUS ON ENERGY®/ Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)  Renew Our Schools Competition showed just how…
Blog The First Steps in the Renew Our Schools Competition
Once enrolled in the competition, an electricity monitor eGauge® will be installed in your school's electrical panel. This equipment allows students and staff to…
Blog How Much Does It Cost to Enroll in the Renew Our Schools Competition?
Making positive energy efficiency changes to schools does not have to be expensive. Making small behavioral changes such as turning off lights and computer monitors…
Blog Discover Wisconsin Utilities Involved in Energy Saving Projects
Wisconsin School districts, manufacturers, government agencies, and large farming operations take their energy usage seriously. So do the utilities that provide the…
Blog Exploring Energy with KEEP - WEEK 4
Earth Day is just around the corner! Celebrate by deciding how you can live more sustainably. Over the last few weeks, we have explored energy and how we use it.…
Blog Exploring Energy with KEEP - WEEK 3
With just two weeks before Earth Day, now is the time to decide what you can do to live more sustainably! A great area to consider is how you use energy. Follow…
Blog Exploring Energy with KEEP - WEEK 2
Three weeks before Earth Day! Have you decided what you will be doing to live more sustainably? Understanding more about the energy around us can help. In class or…
Blog Exploring Energy with KEEP - WEEK 1
With Earth Day right around the corner, it's a good time to start thinking about what you can do to make a difference and live more sustainably. Whether learning at…
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