Collective Impact Zone

This is the place to check-in on how Vermontivators are doing as a community. 


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


Crack your home's solar energy puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: According to 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 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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Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: We compost all of our vegetable waste, but not our animal waste.  I'd like to find out what I can do about that.

Final Report: Since we already do most of the things listed in the composting challenge, I focused in on the problem of composting animal products.  I...

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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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Take a drive in an Electric Vehicle.

Why I chose this goal: I'm always up for testing out new things and maybe i'll like how they drive!

Final Report: I test drove my co workers prius. Listening to him talk about the features was really interesting! There was a mode that enforced electric only...

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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: 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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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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