Collective Impact Zone

This is the place to check-in on how Vermontivators are doing as a community. 

Vermontidata  

These are basic real-time stats like:

  • Number of players
  • Number of teams
  • Total number of challenges played

Measurable Achievements

Vermont has some big goals related to climate change and sustainability, like:

  • Achieving 90% renewable energy by 2050
  • Increasing the amount of locally grown food by 10%
  • Keeping all food and recyclables out of the solid waste stream

Here are some of the things players tackled in Act 3.

Collective Goals

Energy

Crack your home's solar energy puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: We are planning to go solar within the next two years. We are starting by super insulating the house--which we are about 70% finished. Next we will...

Final Report: We are planning to make passive and full on solar installations to our home next summer 2016. We are hoping there will still be some subsidies...

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Crack your home's heating cost puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: I already cracked my home's solar puzzle last summer by putting in solar panels! I love them so much! I know my house has major inefficiencies when...

Final Report: I heard some of my coworkers talking awhile back about free energy audits through vt gas. I have contacted them about scheduling an energy...

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Invent your own energy goal!

Why I chose this goal: Because then we are using renewable.

Final Report: It was fun, but sort of hard to do the energy one,  I mean picking up trash, it's fun, but there is so much trash there! I felt so proud when I...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I mostly compost with my school every year.

Final Report: It was not hard at all.

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I chose eat 10% of local food because I have lots of local food in the area and It's in reach for us. Another reason why I have chose this challenge...

Final Report: It went great I was suprised that it's easy to do this challenge. I was in reach of everything and it was fun and great. Result: fealing good....

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Invent your own food goal!

Why I chose this goal: We compost all our food waste at home and use it in our garden. We also compost humanure from our composting toilet. To reach my goal of compost...

Final Report: I think this would be a great challenge for 2016! It spurred me to join a Facebook foraging group and to check out books on foraging and to...

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Transportation

Take a drive in an Electric Vehicle.

Why I chose this goal: I choose taking a drive in an Electric Vehicle!  Why?  Because I'd like to know more about them.  Not only that, but we are driving very old cars,...

Final Report: My husband and I test drove a plug-in hybrid Ford C-Max (pictured below).  I loved it!  It was quiet and comfortable.  The ride was nice and...

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Reduce your fossil-fueled transportation by 50% for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I Usually go through a tank of gas each week. It is my goal to make my tank of gas last two weeks. My plan is to bike to school twice next week, if...

Final Report: I was only able to car pool once to work this week, but all of my evening tasks we made a plan and shared a ride to cut back on our milage. My...

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Invent your own transportation goal!

Why I chose this goal: We have been researching electric cars for 8 months, have test driven several, and have made a choice.  We even have a price negotiated.  All we need...

Final Report: I learned that there are no easy answers when it comes to transportation.  Is an electric car better than an electric hybrid?  Which one is...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: I think that walking more around town is a good goal for Team Montpelier Bears. We have three (3) team players who don't live in Montpelier but they...

Final Report: My team did pretty well. Buffy worked hard, My daddy did pretty well, and we met Carob today...she works at VEEP!  Next year we are going to...

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