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.
Fourteen students and two faculty trip leaders began their travels to Puerto Rico this morning. For the next seven days, students will learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to their departure the group remained on campus for a weekend of pre-travel activities. Koai Solano Ortiz ’24 and Isabelle Schwartz ’24 share a reflection from this weekend.