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: We have a small home and it seems like it should cost much less to heat it than does.  There must be some options for lowering the cost of heating...

Final Report: I have been wanting to add solar and a heat pump to our house for a while now.  We heat with wood and an oil furnace.  We only use about 300-...

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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: I picked this goal because it is most doable. We do compost our food waste, but the word "All" threw me a bit -- we don't compost meat or dairy...

Final Report: It has been an awesome week. I am sure we are eating way, way more than 10% local -- despite the fact that we had lots of food already on hand...

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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'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: I Usually go through a tank of gas each week. It is my goal to make my tank of gas last two weeks. My plan is to bike to school twice next week, if...

Final Report: I was only able to car pool once to work this week, but all of my evening tasks we made a plan and shared a ride to cut back on our milage. My...

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Invent your own transportation goal!

Why I chose this goal: This is a real world goal, if we can change what we are already doing then that would reflect real change.

Final Report: We have busy schedule and three of our own children to transport here there and everywhere.  My challenge was to get them there and do all that...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Our team has noticed that after all the snow has melted there is a lot of garbage left behind. Specific & Simple - Clean up the property around...

Final Report: We cleaned up fro 1:20 to 2:00 it was a great team event way to go wolves when we were done we played games 

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