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.
Early this morning, thirteen students and two faculty trip leaders departed campus to begin their journey to Costa Rica! For the next 8 days, students will explore Costa Rica’s culture and biodiversity. They will begin their journey in the city of San Jose, visit National Parks, and participate in various research projects at the Campanario Research Station.