Spring 2020
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

April 22, 2020, marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated every year to show support for protecting the planet and for taking action to improve the environment.



Let's Party! Earth Day Party for the Planet!

Let's Party! Earth Day Party for the Planet!

In honor of Earth Day, the Henry Vilas Zoo will host its annual Party for the Planet celebration on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 3 p.m.

2020 KidWind Challenge

2020 KidWind Challenge

The Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the third annual KidWind Challenge regional competition on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Local School District Partnering with MGE to Go Solar

Local School District Partnering with MGE to Go Solar

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) is partnering with MGE to provide solar energy for the school district. MGE is building a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array, known as Morey Field Solar, at the Middleton Municipal Airport.

High School Students Take Electric Vehicle (EV) Field Trip

High School Students Take Electric Vehicle (EV) Field Trip

Engineering and Consumer Auto students from James Madison Memorial High School visited the MGE campus, the City of Madison Fleet Garage and Zimbrick BMW for an electric vehicle (EV) field trip last fall.

Switch to Safety

Switch to Safety

For more than 35 years, MGE has provided its free “Switch to Safety” classroom programs to area elementary schools. “Switch to Safety” is a 30-minute, electric safety tabletop demonstration for fourth-grade students. The program centerpiece is Hazard Hamlet®, an energized tabletop city where both outdoor and indoor electric safety scenarios are demonstrated with instructions on how to safely respond in an electrical emergency. Each scenario arcs and sparks when the characters in the simulator violate safety rules, creating a memorable learning experience. About 2,000 students participate in the program each year plus those who attend a number of other MGE-sponsored community safety events, such as Safety Saturday, National Night Out and Safety Town.

To schedule “Switch to Safety” for your classroom, contact Flossie Baryenbruch at bflossie1@gmail.com or (608) 277-9323 or Jim Jenson, MGE community education manager, at jejenson@mge.com or (608) 252-7091.