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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn. we have been living 5 years in a yurt...

Final Report:  The acorn sustainable expo was really helpful for us as we made a lot of contacts people who could help us install our solar system ,  there's...

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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: We have a fast moving stream and we are thinking of makeing a hydro power deal

Final Report: It was a good learning experience

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I Picked this because I could use this for my garden by the side of my house, since it's spring and all.

Final Report: For this I basically threw my compost in my garden. (Basically "Here you go plants! Enjoy it while it lasts!") But yeah, I did that it was fun...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I picked this goal because it is most doable. We do compost our food waste, but the word "All" threw me a bit -- we don't compost meat or dairy...

Final Report: It has been an awesome week. I am sure we are eating way, way more than 10% local -- despite the fact that we had lots of food already on hand...

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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 took a drive in a eletic car and it feels a little different. You could tell that the car was was using electricity. It was my Grandmothers car....

Final Report: My experince was okay. I had fun driving around seeing places, but it kinda got boring (to me, not everyone). 

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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: Our goal is to help each member with their own home energy goals.  Each of us can make a difference in our own homes.  I am building a new cordwood...

Final Report:  This part of the game was a little confusing ,  as the notes section got all messed up because I had too many words .  In any case we have...

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