UNPLUG for Pizza! (and a hypothetical Tesla road trip…)
Thanks to your efforts to UNPLUG over Thanksgiving break, we collectively saved over 7300 kilowatt-hours of electricity in dormitories (compared to the previous week), almost four times better than we did in 2012. Special congratulations go to Harold Smith, Bewkes, and Pocumtuck 1 for their particularly excellent unplugging efforts. The...
Some things are better UNPLUGGED
Please remember to unplug your stuff before you leave for break. Cell phone chargers, laptop chargers, TVs, etc. all use a fair amount of electricity even when turned off.
Can one person make a difference?
Bottle-filling stations in New Dorm keep track of how much water they process, and display the amount roughly as “disposable plastic bottles eliminated”. In the first year of use (2012 to 2013), the two stations in New Dorm recorded savings of 15,000 bottles. Averaged over the 30 students that lived...
What’s Up With Pizza Boxes?
In a word: COMPOST. Greasy pizza boxes can’t be recycled, but can be composted, diverting waste from the landfill and creating rich fertilizer. The Facilities Department has added six compost collection stations near the dorms. Dorm residents are expected to deposit pizza boxes into the collectors, rather than into...
Apply to be a Head E-proctor
Are you a leader? Want to help DA become even greener? Apply to be a “Head E-proctor” for the 2013-14 school year. This is a new student leadership position that will run the larger group of corridor e-proctors. I am seeking motivated students with ideas and passion to work for improving...
“I drink bottled water for the taste” and other myths
Deerfield Academy is Taking Back the Tap! We have great tasting, great quality drinking water, and we’re trying to encourage people to kick the nasty bottled water habit. To raise awareness of our excellent tap water, our e-proctors recently conducted a blind taste test of our tap water, filtered...