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: I feel my husband and I could be more cognizant of our water usage.  Areas to improve / change:  flushing, doing dishes, showering, brushing teeth!

Final Report: This was a wonderful challenge!  We have definitely saved water in our efforts at home.  Further, my husband and I are going to install the...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: In some ways this will be easy, as I'm already close, but I'm going to make it interesting. I'm a homecare provider Monday through Thursday 24/7...

Final Report: I've thought about convincing Joan and Betty to compost for a while, they really throw away a fair amount on food since their appetites vary a...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I picked this goal because it is most doable. We do compost our food waste, but the word "All" threw me a bit -- we don't compost meat or dairy...

Final Report: It has been an awesome week. I am sure we are eating way, way more than 10% local -- despite the fact that we had lots of food already on hand...

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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: I'm going to ride in a electric car

Final Report: I was nervous but it was fun

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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 am going to keep trying to get all of my school neighbors to walk to school with me. There are at least three (3) neighbors that live right by me...

Final Report: We are walking more and more. Today we spent the whole day walking downtown and helping with GreenUp! Tomorrow we will be part of the All...

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: Our goal is to help each member with their own home energy goals.  We realize that all of us can make a difference in our own homes.  Alley Cat is...

Final Report: We are all working to improve the energy efficiency of our homes.  I am working on reducing our energy use of our solar hot water heater, heat...

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