Get Smart About Energy Use

Renew Our Schools is a powerful energy action program that gets students and staff in schools across the nation excited about getting smarter about energy consumption. Our lesson plans are designed to meet students where they are in their energy education journey, and provide hands on learning experience to expand their knowledge. 

Engage schools through friendly competition

A 5-week competition during which students earn points for their school by completing hands-on School Energy Actions that have been carefully designed for all age groups!

STEM Standards for future Energy Innovators

Our inquiry based learning resources guide students through activities and position them to impact energy consumption in their environment. A fun addition to any STEM program!

Good-bye High Energy Bills

Energy is one of the highest operating costs for schools. Participating schools have saved their districts thousands of dollars. Free up funds for other priorities!

Stronger With District Involvement

Students who engage administrators at the district level spark ongoing change that can lead to massive improvements. It all starts with one competition. Sign-up Now!

Spring 2023 Alumni Competition

Renew Our Schools is better than ever and we want our Alumni to be the first to experience our best competition ever! New competition portal, new teacher resources, new School Energy Actions…and FREE for the first 50 Alumni to sign up (thanks to a generous donor). Complete our interest form to begin the enrollment process.

How Does It Work

The Competition
Renew Our Schools competitions are nation wide! Once you’ve enrolled, your school will be placed in a cohort of similarly sized schools to level the playing field as much as possible. No matter the competition structure, the excitement builds as schools earn points by saving energy and completing school energy actions.

The Tools
Our lesson plans and School Energy Actions have been thoughtfully prepared with the support of educators to ensure you’re meeting critical learning standards in the classroom. Our comprehensive Teachers Guide walks you through the suggested schedule for the duration of the program, and provides valuable recommendations for how to approach each School Energy Action in the classroom.

The Hardware
We recommend each school competing for the first time purchase a Tool Kit that can be reused year after year to support the program in the classroom. Schools competing at high levels of competition will require a Real Time Energy Monitor that we can assist with getting installed.

The Cost
We strive to keep the cost to participate in Renew Our Schools achievable for teachers, and your investment provides a year long access to our valuable classroom resources. First time schools can compete for as little as $200. 

Higher Level Competition?

Renew Our Schools offers 3 levels of competition so we can support the energy leaders of tomorrow regardless of where they are in their education journey. If you’re looking for a higher level Sustainability and Energy Competition, please reach out about our Super Nova program.

Now Accepting: Fall 2023

Our Spring 2023 competition is FULL. We are now accepting enrollment for the Fall 2023 competition. If you are considering joining the Fall competition, fill out our interest form.

Looking for the Spring 2023 Alumni competition? Complete that interest form here.


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