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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn.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: 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: My goal is not a hard one but not an easy one. Everyone can do it unless you don't have a home with electricity. But, my challenge is to go a whole...

Final Report: It went great I had a few mistakes on the way but it was awsome. I also made friends while doing this. I feel greener already.  I recomend this...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I mostly compost with my school every year.

Final Report: It was not hard at all.

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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 have already driven a few electric vehicles and buying or leasing one is one of our goals for this summer. I will also be greatly reducing my...

Final Report: I have driven both the Leaf and Prius. Both are quiet and smooth cars. My friend owns a Leaf and needs to charge it even to go only 30 miles...

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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: Transportation is one of the biggest contributors to climate change

Final Report: This is a life long challenge - need to focus on this everyday to make real progress

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Our goal is to sprad awareness at our company in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint!

Final Report: We emailed our maintenace department at work and were able to convince them to put up posters in the bathroom with instructions on how to use...

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