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 feel my husband and I could be more cognizant of our water usage.  Areas to improve / change:  flushing, doing dishes, showering, brushing teeth!

Final Report: This was a wonderful challenge!  We have definitely saved water in our efforts at home.  Further, my husband and I are going to install the...

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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: This time of year I grow a lot of my own food!  

Final Report: test

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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 have already driven a few electric vehicles and buying or leasing one is one of our goals for this summer. I will also be greatly reducing my...

Final Report: I have driven both the Leaf and Prius. Both are quiet and smooth cars. My friend owns a Leaf and needs to charge it even to go only 30 miles...

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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: 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: 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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