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: We are planning to go solar within the next two years. We are starting by super insulating the house--which we are about 70% finished. Next we will...

Final Report: We are planning to make passive and full on solar installations to our home next summer 2016. We are hoping there will still be some subsidies...

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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: I will do my best to help save energy in my home: by turning off lights when not is use, and watching less TV, and using the computer less. My goal...

Final Report: I used less electricity, and tried to spend as much time as possible outside. It was a great week! I love summer!

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: We compost all food scrapes and throw in our garden so we can grow more food

Final Report: I composted an got enought to rot it'll my garden

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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 picked this because I never went in one before, it would be a good experience I think.

Final Report: Well first off, maybe I'll get one in the future if I even can afford it. But the ride was nice, and cozy too! We just took a short drive and...

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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: 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: 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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