The Facts

Today, more than ever, people are realizing that our dependency on fossil fuels continues to deteriorate the health of Planet Earth. And the science is simple to decode.

For the past half million years, atmospheric carbon dioxide has stayed below 280 parts per million (ppm). But in just the past 200 years, we’ve burned millions of years worth of the sequestered carbon extracted from the Earth in the form of coal and hydrocarbons. And today our atmosphere has now climbed to 418 ppm of CO2… and this major source of  climate change continues to increase. So yes, our quest for energy has in fact altered the future of all living things on the Blue Planet.


Million Metric Tons of CO2
The Million Metric Tons of CO2 generated each year in America during combustion of fossil fuels to produce energy and for transportation. And 60% of it stays in Earth’s atmosphere as the major component of greenhouse gas and climate change.
Number of independent scientific experts from around the world that concluded there’s better than 95 percent probability that human-produced greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have caused much of the increase in Earth’s temperatures over the past 50 years.


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The reality of clean and practical renewable energy is far from reaching its full potential and making a significant difference in our collective future. Today, renewable energy only produces about 10% of Wisconsin’s power and about 20% across the country.

So it begs the critical questions; What vital steps will it take to move Wisconsin and the rest of the nation to 100% clean energy? And, where do we start to empower Wisconsin communities, leading businesses, and our citizens to move all of us toward this clean energy goal?

The Solution

The two vital steps in changing our renewable energy future begin with; 1) Educating the public and our next generation to think critically about renewable energy, 2) Giving them realistic solutions and pathways to connect with today’s renewable energy opportunities so they can become active stakeholders in helping achieve a clean energy future.

That’s why RENEW Wisconsin, Slipstream, and Into the Outdoors Education Network have partnered to launch the Renewable Energy Education Initiative. This program achieves those two vital steps by impacting millions of students in distance learning and classrooms, plus adults in households across Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the country with Emmy-winning television and renewable energy education that empowers them to shape the future of our planet.

But hold on. There’s one final part missing from this renewable energy education program… that’s you joining us and your peers as one of the crucial “content partners” and being able to have your face, voice and SME’s telling your renewable energy story to millions.

After you’ve seen below all the ways this nationally telecast television show and classroom curriculum connects with millions, go to the Partner With Us at the bottom of this page, then contact us to see what partnership level works best for you and for telling your energy story.


Hear what teachers and school administrators are saying about how our Emmy-winning programs empower students in classrooms across the county to think critically about renewable energy



The Into the Outdoors Education Network impacts millions watching on 165 channels with ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and PBS affiliates reaching 730,000 viewers each week. This educational television series is the only program to earn 17 Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the top youth educational series in the Midwest. Your show (content funding partners) is aired three times a year for two years impacts over 4,400,000 viewers, about half over 18 years of age. But broadcast television is just part of this story… read on.


Three years of 24/7 National Digital Channel distribution on our Into the Outdoors Digital Network with over a dozen of the top digital channels that includes; Google ChromeCast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV, Apple TV, Samsung SmartTV, and more…reaching a combined potential audience of 150 million users.

PBS & PBS LearningMedia

This series is now part of a National PBS offering through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) distribution system that reaches and presents educational programs to over 277 public broadcasting stations across 46 states. Each month, over 109 million people watch their local public TV stations. And as part of PBS LearningMedia, it's offered to their 20 million users a year.


Each half-hour TV program is converted into four (4) Renewable Energy classroom education videos distributed on the Into the Outdoors Education Network to teachers and students nationally along with free classroom lesson activities that encourage real-life learning about renewable energy.


All of the educational videos and classroom curriculum are distributed open-source nationally to every state/federal agency, and that free distribution extends to the entire renewable energy community of educational institutions, school districts, orgs and corporations to use freely to enhance their energy ed programs.


And finally, all of the entertainment and educational media content in this program employ key psychological and production elements that empower kids to think critically for themselves using their sensibility and value systems. Research shows that these sophisticated media and educational techniques can be 400% more effective at shaping someone’s perception as opposed to trying to tell someone what to think.
By now you can see how this program uses three proven pillars that engage today’s generation – television, online videos and peer-learning classroom activities combined with key strategies to create solutions and pathways for kids and their families to discover the science, innovation and technologies of today's renewable energy. And when you look at the partners below, you may notice that one of the most important things missing from this program right now… is you.

So please take a moment to consider your vital role in empowering our next generation to think critically about renewable energy. In fact, give us a call to discover all the benefits you earn as an educational partner in telling your story to millions!
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