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.
For the next six days, 13 students and two faculty trip leaders will be based out of The Island School in Cape Eleuthera where they will immerse themselves in environmental, place-based education, marine ecology, and sustainable living. Alongside researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, students will have the chance to take part in ongoing research efforts to conserve the species that these habitats support.