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.
Gentrification in Downtown Pasco
The target of this project is to allow the local business community and the people living there to have access to information that helps them grow and thrive. We are joining the DPDA to start a podcast to address some of the ideas and issues people brought up within the survey to allow them to get a better sense of what is going on within the community, in ways they understand, in addition to how to grow as a city but also prevent the potentially harmful effects of gentrification.