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: Since I don't think my home is in a good position for reaping the benefits of solar panels, I am opting to go the heating cost route.  I think there...

Final Report: Think about what it took to crack your home heating code. What made it easy? Hard?Think about what you learned.. Did anything surprise you? Is...

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Invent your own energy goal!

Why I chose this goal: I have chosen this goal because I am not old enough to make thoughs other challenges so I'm going to do a part to not waste energy.

Final Report: It was hard but I did it

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: We compost all food scrapes and throw in our garden so we can grow more food

Final Report: I composted an got enought to rot it'll my garden

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I believe that we already eat at least 10% local foods but this will be a nice challenge because it will allow me to double check. I will focus on...

Final Report: We try to eat as much local foods as we can. It is more difficult in the winter months than in the summer/fall. Here is a list of the local...

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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: 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 is a hard challenge since I don't go out in my car very often......maybe once a week, except for when I visit members of my family once a month...

Final Report: For the second week I made one 60-mile round trip.  That was 40% less than my trip the week before; and, this time, I had a passenger going the...

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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: I'm going to help my team win vermontivate 

Final Report: We keep pushing and we ended up in first place

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