Deerfield runs an on-campus competition during the Green Cup Challenge. Through the month-long challenge, our students follow the success of their dormitory on our energy dashboard and compare their achievements to their on-campus peers and to other schools. The dorm that reduces its energy the most from an established baseline wins a significant prize—an on-campus activity for themselves and another dorm of their choosing, AND a cash prize proportional to dorm size. Because the Green Cup Challenge is a month-long event, we believe that the changed energy consumption practices are more likely to become a learned behavior.
This summer, through the help of the CSGC, I am redistributing excess food in the Bay Area. I am partnering with local restaurants and my local food bank to deliver leftover meals and ingredients. Restaurants must throw away perfectly good food due to regulations, so my plan is to collect the food that did not sell that day and drop it off at my local food bank.