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: Well since it's not winter any more what my mom does is spring is kinda cold so she turns the heat off and we have a lot of blankets out. We save...

Final Report: I think what made this challenge hard was think of the future, because we are going to get a wood stove for our house, but we don't need one...

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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'm fortunate to have composting options at work, so Monday-Friday I can dispose of my food waste right in the existing compost bins. But when I'm...

Final Report: I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this challenge was for me! I'm glad I read the resources, because I wasn't aware that I could get a free...

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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: I've been learning more about the environmental effects of meat eating.  I've found that reducing my meat consumption can Reduce My Carbon Footprint...

Final Report: It went great!  I had a goal of having 10 meatless meals in a week.  I got to my 10th meal on day 5!  I'm going to see how many more meatless...

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Transportation

Take a drive in an Electric Vehicle.

Why I chose this goal: We test drove an Electric Vehicle and learned a lot about its benefits!!  (Pretty neat that it recorded the money saved based on NOT using gas!)  I...

Final Report: We test drove a Toyota Prius, and made sure to drive slow so that we didn't use any gas and remained running on battery only!  Woot woot!  I...

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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: 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: My teams goal is really a lot of things. One of them is recycle more which I help with and do myself. Another one is to compost more which I help...

Final Report: Everything went great. I helped out a lot and made sure everyone else was doing there part to. I feel by helping with this I've made a change...

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