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Stop The Pipeline

Deerfield’s mission statement reads, “Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills and rams, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit.” In the 1950s and 60s, the United States Government planned to construct Interstate 91 through ...

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What is the N.E.D. Pipeline?

Last year, Kinder Morgan (KM), a corporation with a net worth of $11.5 billion that constructs natural gas and oil pipelines across the country, proposed building a 188-mile long natural gas pipeline from Wright, New York, to Dracut, Massachusetts. The pipeline, labeled the Northeast Energy Direct ...


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Controversy Over Local Pipeline

According to The Recorder, the local Greenfield newspaper, the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project entails the construction of a 177-mile high-pressure gas pipeline that would cut through the town of Deerfield. One of the proposed routes would cross the North Meadows, just north of the ...


Park Pitches Wind in Central Park

It’s easy to let a day go by without appreciating things that deserve to be appreciated. Energy is one of them. If it weren’t for the energy created through the combustion of diesel oil in the engine of a shipping truck, you wouldn’t have had that apple this morning. If it weren’t for the ...


From Power to Powder

  Starting this fall, the Dining Hall will be providing powdered Gatorade packets in lieu of Powerade bottles for travelling teams in an attempt to cut down on Deerfield’s plastic consumption. The unanticipated consequences of this change, however, threaten to undermine the goal of this new ...


Deerfield Rallies For Climate Change

Twelve Deerfield students and three faculty members traveled to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to participate in the February 17 “Forward on Climate” rally.


Think 80/20: Making Big Green(er)

The Think 80/20 campaign, developed last year by a Deerfield group composed of students, staff, and faculty, aims to achieve environmental sustainability at Deerfield Academy.


Big Green Becomes Greener with Help of ESAC

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is a group that is involved in helping the dining hall find a more eco-friendly dishwasher, eliminating bottled water on campus and adding hydration stations, and making sure that the new dorm will be as eco-friendly as possible.


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