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: My house is already a net zero, solar house, and we heat with a geothermal heat pump.  Our hot water is heated by a solar collector.   Our house is...

Final Report: My goals were to turn down the hot water heater, turn off the radiant heat, and make a plan to replace my CFL lightbulbs with LEDs as the CFLs...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: We have been composting our food waste for over a year and will continue to do so. I love recycling food scraps to grow more and better food!

Final Report: We have composted all of our food scraps for a year. It's easy! We have a pail with a lid that sits by the kitchen sink and put all of our food...

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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: I've chosen this goal because I feel I just have to eat when I'm out if I get hungry and if I haven't brought something along I end up eating things...

Final Report: YES, YES, yesss

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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 will be a tricky one it's going to take a long amount of power in my body to do so. The thing is I'm so busy and it has to exclude a car. We can...

Final Report: It was hard but very very hard but I did it but it was awsome. I tried to do it in the beginning but it turned out to be really cool. Plus I'm...

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Invent your own transportation goal!

Why I chose this goal: Transportation is one of the biggest contributors to climate change

Final Report: This is a life long challenge - need to focus on this everyday to make real progress

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Team-Building

Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: We are going to raise awareness throughout our office about using fewer papertowles when drying our hands in the bathrooms!  We all are guilty of...

Final Report: We have already gotten great support and encouragement from our office maintenance team to help us execute our plan!  We are excited to see...

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