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: According to Revermont.org What it Costs The average 5-kW system costs $22,000 with system design, equipment, and installation2. With financing, the...

Final Report: I learned about the difference between buying and renting. I also had a chance to talk with craftsbury outdoor center about their solar palens...

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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: My home faces north and the south side is up against a mountain with big trees (owned by a neighbor) on it. There is no way solar could be done on...

Final Report: For me this goal was easy, because its what I do every year. However, every year I do more. I grow more starts so I can give some away. I raise...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I have been composting all of my household waste since 1975. I only grow organically so no matter how much compost I make I use it all. Through my...

Final Report: I have always composted food waste. I started in 1975 as an early adaptor of organic only growing. Every year I maked loads, but could always...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I Chose this one because i have alot of local food in my area.  Alot of the local farms like petes green and the craftsbury  genral store thats there...

Final Report: the week of 10./. eating local was great not that i just eat for this challenge im changing the way i eat to local and also i lost 5 pounds for...

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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'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: 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 am going to keep trying to get all of my school neighbors to walk to school with me. There are at least three (3) neighbors that live right by me...

Final Report: We are walking more and more. Today we spent the whole day walking downtown and helping with GreenUp! Tomorrow we will be part of the All...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: We are going to raise awareness throughout our office about using fewer papertowles when drying our hands in the bathrooms!  We all are guilty of...

Final Report: We have already gotten great support and encouragement from our office maintenance team to help us execute our plan!  We are excited to see...

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