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.
For the next few days, ten students and two faculty trip leaders, Jan Flaska and Alexandra Newlon will explore Quebec City’s confluence of cultures through its historic sites, museums, and its annual Winter Carnival, a nearly 130 year-old tradition. Below, Ruby Remillard ’26 and Sungmin Ahn ’26 share the groups arrival into Quebec.