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.
Yesterday morning, 15 students and two faculty trip leaders departed Deerfield to begin their travels through Colombia! For the next ten days the group will travel to Bogota, Salento, and Cartagena. They will explore Colombian culture through language exchanges with Los Nogales and Alianza Educativa Schools in Bogota, participate in a farm to table cooking class while is Salento, and engage in culturally diverse activities in Cartagena, such as salsa dancing and music.