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: 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 can do this without too much stress on my family or adding additional work/time to my day.  We have drying racks for cold weather and a clothes...

Final Report: It was so easy and we still stay warm!  And I know I'm saving money.

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: Since it is all most time to plant my garden, I think this goal will help a lot. we will have less trash at the end of each week and in the fall I...

Final Report: This was an easy goal for one I am on vacation so all my meals were at home and two I already compost. We started last year to help decrease...

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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 choose taking a drive in an Electric Vehicle!  Why?  Because I'd like to know more about them.  Not only that, but we are driving very old cars,...

Final Report: My husband and I test drove a plug-in hybrid Ford C-Max (pictured below).  I loved it!  It was quiet and comfortable.  The ride was nice and...

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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 goal is to sprad awareness at our company in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint!

Final Report: We emailed our maintenace department at work and were able to convince them to put up posters in the bathroom with instructions on how to use...

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