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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn.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: This is going to be easy so I'm going to do two of the challenges 

Final Report: I've been composting all my life over all for the week seemed really easy

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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: I've been learning more about the environmental effects of meat eating.  I've found that reducing my meat consumption can Reduce My Carbon Footprint...

Final Report: It went great!  I had a goal of having 10 meatless meals in a week.  I got to my 10th meal on day 5!  I'm going to see how many more meatless...

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Transportation

Take a drive in an Electric Vehicle.

Why I chose this goal: I've never driven an electric car but have always been intrigued as to what it would be like!

Final Report: Our team is fortunate that we have a co-worker who drives a Prius, and he let us take it out for a spin so we each got a chance to drive it! We...

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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: We have been researching electric cars for 8 months, have test driven several, and have made a choice.  We even have a price negotiated.  All we need...

Final Report: I learned that there are no easy answers when it comes to transportation.  Is an electric car better than an electric hybrid?  Which one is...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Team Calais is going to plant nut trees at the Maple Corner Community Center.  In addition, we want to have VPIG came to Calais for a presentation...

Final Report: Our team functions beautifully!  I took the lead on organizing the logistics for the VPIRG presentation (I contacted VPIRG to get a speaker and...

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