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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn.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: 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: We've cracked our home's solar energy puzzle and our home's heating cost puzzle.  However, there is one more challenge that I have been mulling for...

Final Report: Warren has read all of the instructions and understands them perfectly.  I'd like to be able to upload a picture of our completed power-...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: In some ways this will be easy, as I'm already close, but I'm going to make it interesting. I'm a homecare provider Monday through Thursday 24/7...

Final Report: I've thought about convincing Joan and Betty to compost for a while, they really throw away a fair amount on food since their appetites vary a...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: This time of year I grow a lot of my own food!  

Final Report: test

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Invent your own food goal!

Why I chose this goal: I've chosen this goal because I feel I just have to eat when I'm out if I get hungry and if I haven't brought something along I end up eating things...

Final Report: YES, YES, yesss

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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: This will be a tricky one it's going to take a long amount of power in my body to do so. The thing is I'm so busy and it has to exclude a car. We can...

Final Report: It was hard but very very hard but I did it but it was awsome. I tried to do it in the beginning but it turned out to be really cool. Plus I'm...

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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: Our team is very spread out so it is tricky getting us all together.  With green up day on saturday we will be getting the word out about that event...

Final Report: Getting the word out about Green Up Day and participating ourselves is what our team was trying to accomplish.  It is the night before Green Up...

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