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: I already cracked my home's solar puzzle last summer by putting in solar panels! I love them so much! I know my house has major inefficiencies when...

Final Report: I heard some of my coworkers talking awhile back about free energy audits through vt gas. I have contacted them about scheduling an energy...

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Invent your own energy goal!

Why I chose this goal: We have a fast moving stream and we are thinking of makeing a hydro power deal

Final Report: It was a good learning experience

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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 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: 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: 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: I chose this goal because, truly, it is what I need to do!  No one is indispensable, but I fear that if my energy and determination falter, our...

Final Report: This is an evolving story, and you will hear all about it eventually!! The biggest piece of info from playing Vermontivate is the incredible...

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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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