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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn.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: 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 have been focusing on this in my family's life for a long time and have made good progress. I want to show other people how easy it is to start and...

Final Report: My goal was to help others to find and achieve their energy saving goals. This takes time and patience and I don't think my work will ever be...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: There's a bit of a story behind this decision. This composting for a week challenge showed up as my first act 2 challenge (which gave that section...

Final Report: Composting has become a part of my daily routine. I eat at least one banana every day and can't bring myself to throw it in the garbage anymore...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I Chose this one because i have alot of local food in my area.  Alot of the local farms like petes green and the craftsbury  genral store thats there...

Final Report: the week of 10./. eating local was great not that i just eat for this challenge im changing the way i eat to local and also i lost 5 pounds for...

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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: 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: i picked this goal because i have a bike and i live near town so i could get groccerys or go to school also to a freinds house so i wont drive a car...

Final Report: what i learned bout transportation is it is eaiser to ride your bike so you dont have to wait for people to pick you up in a car

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Our team's goal is to raise more awareness at work, about reducing our carbon footprint.  A lot of what we learned while participating in...

Final Report: I got permission from our Maintenance dept. at work for our team to create some informational posters to hang up in the bathrooms.  The posters...

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