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: I choosed solar energy because we have a feild which gets alot of sun each day and will support our new house with clean energy andwhen the power...

Final Report: information for other pepole is solar is the cleanest power there is and if you buy solar you will save energy alot more than you think and...

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Crack your home's heating cost puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: Well since it's not winter any more what my mom does is spring is kinda cold so she turns the heat off and we have a lot of blankets out. We save...

Final Report: I think what made this challenge hard was think of the future, because we are going to get a wood stove for our house, but we don't need one...

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Invent your own energy goal!

Why I chose this goal: My tiny house has 3 rooms with a total of 5 windows.  One in the loft, two in the "bump out" spare bedroom, one in the front door and one above the...

Final Report: I'm so excited to have this done!  I had one window done three years ago and it makes a great improvement, so having three more done will be so...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I'm fortunate to have composting options at work, so Monday-Friday I can dispose of my food waste right in the existing compost bins. But when I'm...

Final Report: I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this challenge was for me! I'm glad I read the resources, because I wasn't aware that I could get a free...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I Chose this one because i have alot of local food in my area.  Alot of the local farms like petes green and the craftsbury  genral store thats there...

Final Report: the week of 10./. eating local was great not that i just eat for this challenge im changing the way i eat to local and also i lost 5 pounds for...

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Invent your own food goal!

Why I chose this goal: I've been learning more about the environmental effects of meat eating.  I've found that reducing my meat consumption can Reduce My Carbon Footprint...

Final Report: It went great!  I had a goal of having 10 meatless meals in a week.  I got to my 10th meal on day 5!  I'm going to see how many more meatless...

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Transportation

Take a drive in an Electric Vehicle.

Why I chose this goal: We decided to do this as a team. I'm on the Calais Transportation Committee where we're looking at all the different possibilities of getting people...

Final Report: The state of VT has a few electric vehicles that is loans out to people to test drive. About 13 years ago my former partner and I borrowed one...

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

Why I chose this goal: This would save us a lot of money. I'm going to find out what our weekly expense is for diesel and reduce it by half.

Final Report:  I was able to meet my transportation goal by staying home more often carpooling and biking more often. I got a new bike seat for my bike so...

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Invent your own transportation goal!

Why I chose this goal: i picked this goal because i have a bike and i live near town so i could get groccerys or go to school also to a freinds house so i wont drive a car...

Final Report: what i learned bout transportation is it is eaiser to ride your bike so you dont have to wait for people to pick you up in a car

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Team Calais is doing amazing!! I am so proud to be part of such an energetic bunch accomplishing so much!  The two short-term goals we are working on...

Final Report: Our team is amazing! Each time I think of something that needs doing I post it and someone steps up! And same happens when other folks think of...

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