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: We have a small home and it seems like it should cost much less to heat it than does.  There must be some options for lowering the cost of heating...

Final Report: I have been wanting to add solar and a heat pump to our house for a while now.  We heat with wood and an oil furnace.  We only use about 300-...

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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: This is going to be easy so I'm going to do two of the challenges 

Final Report: I've been composting all my life over all for the week seemed really easy

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: Since I already compost all my food waste, I picked the 10% local food for a week challenge.  I think I do this already, but at this time of year, it...

Final Report: I found out it was easy to eat at least 10% local food since I have been doing that for several years now.  I was trying to see if I could do...

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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: I'm always up for testing out new things and maybe i'll like how they drive!

Final Report: I test drove my co workers prius. Listening to him talk about the features was really interesting! There was a mode that enforced electric only...

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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: I chose this goal because, truly, it is what I need to do!  No one is indispensable, but I fear that if my energy and determination falter, our...

Final Report: This is an evolving story, and you will hear all about it eventually!! The biggest piece of info from playing Vermontivate is the incredible...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Team Calais is going to plant nut trees at the Maple Corner Community Center.  In addition, we want to have VPIG came to Calais for a presentation...

Final Report: Our team functions beautifully!  I took the lead on organizing the logistics for the VPIRG presentation (I contacted VPIRG to get a speaker and...

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