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, 15 students and three faculty trip leaders departed campus to begin their journey to Jordan! While in Jordan, students will experience Jordan’s rich culture and history, participate in daily excursions, and enrich their senses through middle eastern food, and by traveling to historic sites. They will have the opportunity to engage with King’s Academy students through evening activities and gatherings.