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 morning 13 students, Toby Emerson, Beth Hooker, and Dana Emerson departed from in front of the MSB to begin their travels to Tanzania! For this trip, students will partner with Mainsprings to focus on understanding sustainable development.