Empowering the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders

An exciting initiative aimed at instilling a culture of environmental responsibility and innovation, FOCUS ON ENERGY® and the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) announce the fall launch of the Renew Our Schools Challenge. Select schools across Wisconsin are participating in this six-week competition to champion energy efficiency, promote sustainable practices, and inspire youth to become stewards of our planet's future.

Participating schools will undertake projects and initiatives that prioritize energy conservation, sustainable energy sources, and innovative solutions to tackle energy challenges at school and home. Winning schools will receive cash prizes. Regardless of rank, every participating institution will be recognized for its commitment to sustainability.

Heather Feigum, Program Manager with Focus on Energy, says, "Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and through Renew Our Schools, we aim to foster a sense of ownership and pride in adopting sustainable practices. We believe in empowering them with the knowledge and resources to make meaningful change."

Schools competing in the fall 2023 challenge include:

  • Mauston High School
  • Evansville High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Sun Prairie East High School
  • Mount Horeb Middle School
  • Mount Horeb High School
  • Sun Prairie West High School

The challenge runs from October 2 to November 10, 2023. Follow along with each school's success on the Focus on Energy and KEEP Facebook pages:

Schools interested in incorporating energy efficiency into their curriculum should consider enrolling in the next challenge, spring 2024. Visit focusonenergy.com/renewourschools to learn more and fill out an interest form.

About KEEP

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) promotes energy education in Wisconsin schools. With support from Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, WPPI Energy, and Xcel Energy, KEEP leverages teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin's K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings.

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