Igniting the Next Generation of Conservationists

Renew Our Schools is a youth engagement program of Resource Central that blends sustainability practices into school curricula and after-school programming.

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Renew Our Schools is a K-12 energy conservation program that is available to schools across Colorado and the nation! In our program, schools use real-time energy data from eGauge energy monitors to evaluate and reduce their energy consumption. Schools earn points and compete to win cash prizes!   The more energy you save, the more points you earn. Schools can also earn points by doing energy-themed actions, such as conducting an energy audit, teaching other students about energy, or bringing energy experts in to their school.

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Due to COVID-19 school closures, we are sadly postponing our Fall 2020 competition. If you are interested in Spring 2021 programs, check back for updates.

Renew Our Schools – Colorado-based competition in which schools from a specific Colorado school district compete for large monetary prizes. Learn more

Renew Our Schools 2.0 – An opportunity for any K-12 school in the nation–private, public or charter–to participate in an energy reduction competition. Learn More


To learn more about the 2 components of a competition:

School Measured Savings

During the competition, schools reduce their electricity use by behavioral means only: turning off lights, removing unnecessary appliances, setting computers to power save mode, changing building programming schedules. Each school is equipped with an eGauge electricity monitor that provides real-time data. Learn More

School Energy Actions

There are many ways to earn points in Renew Our Schools!  Click on the boxes below to see the options in each category.  Under each category, you will find the description of the project, the way you earn points and the number of points you can earn.   Learn more


Find out the answers to your most commonly asked Renew Our Schools questions. Learn more