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 afternoon, 12 Deerfield students, Robin Lempicki and Julia Rivellino-Lyons departed campus to start their journey to the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI). During the next week in Eleuthera, through daily learning activities and field excursions, students and faculty will explore the rich biodiversity in Eleuthera while contextualizing their observations within the realities of culture and the challenges of sustainability.