Deerfield is Greener Because of You!
Deerfield is grateful to custodian Penny Wilder & the staff of the Boyden Library for being the first to adopt composting in an entire building. Thanks are also due to Catriona Hynds for the creative reuse of all the sand from the set of Medea, and to Rick Avery...
Thank You for Making Deerfield Greener
Deerfield would like to thank custodians Kim Cusack, Lara Fensick, Fred Foster, and Helaina Balcanoff–for making composting work in the Koch classrooms. Thanks also go to Joe Lyons for teaching climate change in a history class, and to Tom Hagamen, Kris Loftus, Mike McCarthy, and the dining hall staff–for their work...
Think 80|20 During Dorm Moveouts
With the end of the school year–and dorm moveout–almost here, please help us with our campus efforts to recycle and reuse our waste, keeping it out of the landfill. TAG SALE We host a massive community tag sale in late June in our hockey rink, where we try to put as...
Buckling Under the Weight
For a couple of years now, we have been collecting plastic bags and bubble wrap in the dormitories. Last summer, we got aggressive and added shrink-wrap from the dining hall loading dock. The Facilities Department recently bought a small compactor to manage the overwhelming volume we are now collecting and, in...
Saving a million…one drop at a time
Last summer the school worked with a water conservation expert to review our water usage. She helped identify strategies that will save both water and money–and make us better stewards of the environment. From dorm laundry equipment to Dining Hall ice machines to shower heads, we have started making changes...
Think 80|20 at Move-out Time
A struggle emerges at the end of every school year–what to do with stuff in your dorm room. Please make yourself familiar with storage and shipping options, be aware of the textbook buy-back, and also start to look over the posters in your dorms that describe End of Year...
A Touch of Home
Over the winter, staff in the carpentry and grounds departments filled spare moments building several birdhouses. Now with spring firmly here we are watching as bluebirds and sparrows ponder whether to set up housekeeping. And, if you haven’t seen the massive barn owl nesting box on the edge of...
Climate Change Presentation
The slides from today’s climate change presentation at School Meeting are available here.
Why Ask Why?
Jeff Gonyer is a longtime employee in the Grounds Department who spends much of his time keeping our athletic facilities and fields ready to go–including painting lines on the fields. Last fall, Jeff took the time to ask whether we could recycle the plastic lids from the empty paint...
Since last Thanksgiving, a dedicated group of faculty and spouses have been leading an important pilot project. Many on-campus families volunteered to begin collecting compost in their homes to help us learn about one aspect of designing a campus-wide composting program. Some of these folks have taken an even...
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