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: Heating is expensive and uses a lot of energy.  If I can learn to heat our home more efficiently, that would be a win for us and a win for the...

Final Report: You make a very good point about heating technologies being so new for most people - a lack of knowledge can get in the way of taking action....

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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: This is going to be easy so I'm going to do two of the challenges 

Final Report: I've been composting all my life over all for the week seemed really easy

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I chose eat 10% of local food because I have lots of local food in the area and It's in reach for us. Another reason why I have chose this challenge...

Final Report: It went great I was suprised that it's easy to do this challenge. I was in reach of everything and it was fun and great. Result: fealing good....

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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 been wanting to do this anyway, and never has.  I'm wondering if maybe Happiness Lady would join me, or anyone else on the Calais Team?  If one...

Final Report: I thinks mostly I was discouraged. I didn't gt to drive one, I got fairly anti-EV responses from dealerships, who all told me the reasons they...

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Reduce your fossil-fueled transportation by 50% for a week.

Why I chose this goal: This would save us a lot of money. I'm going to find out what our weekly expense is for diesel and reduce it by half.

Final Report:  I was able to meet my transportation goal by staying home more often carpooling and biking more often. I got a new bike seat for my bike so...

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Invent your own transportation goal!

Why I chose this goal: My goal is to walk for a week so I'm not polluting the earth. Another reason I'm going to do this is because it will do me some good to get some...

Final Report: What I learned is transportation is very important. But I think people should walk more so we're not putting out fossil fuels. This will also...

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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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