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.
Tanzania #1: Departure!
Yesterday afternoon, 12 students and three faculty trip leaders departed campus to begin their travels to Tanzania! For the next 11 days the group will be based out of Mainsprings, The Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBFC) in Kitongo, Tanzania, participating in projects and partnership during their stay.