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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn.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: 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: I Picked this because I could use this for my garden by the side of my house, since it's spring and all.

Final Report: For this I basically threw my compost in my garden. (Basically "Here you go plants! Enjoy it while it lasts!") But yeah, I did that it was fun...

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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: 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 test drove an Electric Vehicle and learned a lot about its benefits!!  (Pretty neat that it recorded the money saved based on NOT using gas!)  I...

Final Report: We test drove a Toyota Prius, and made sure to drive slow so that we didn't use any gas and remained running on battery only!  Woot woot!  I...

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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: Because I've done it for the last 4 years and it's fun!

Final Report: It was easy because all I did was sign up and plan for it since the game ends this week.  But I've done the commuter challenge for the last 4...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: I think that walking more around town is a good goal for Team Montpelier Bears. We have three (3) team players who don't live in Montpelier but they...

Final Report: My team did pretty well. Buffy worked hard, My daddy did pretty well, and we met Carob today...she works at VEEP!  Next year we are going to...

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