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.
Thirteen students and two faculty trip leaders began their travels to the American South this morning. For the next seven days, students will learn about activism and leadership through the lense of the American Civil Rights movement. Prior to their departure the group remained on campus for a weekend of pre-travel activities. Cameron Iizuka ’22 and Ephraim Tutu ’24, share some reflections from this weekend.