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, 11 students, Jan Flaska and Samar Moushabeck departed campus on their trip Jordan. Throughout the next 10 days, students and faculty will have an opportunity to encounter Jordan through an increased awareness of spirituality, place and culture, while collaborating with King’s Academy.