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: I choosed solar energy because we have a feild which gets alot of sun each day and will support our new house with clean energy andwhen the power...

Final Report: information for other pepole is solar is the cleanest power there is and if you buy solar you will save energy alot more than you think and...

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Crack your home's heating cost puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: Heating is expensive and uses a lot of energy.  If I can learn to heat our home more efficiently, that would be a win for us and a win for the...

Final Report: You make a very good point about heating technologies being so new for most people - a lack of knowledge can get in the way of taking action....

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Invent your own energy goal!

Why I chose this goal: My goal is not a hard one but not an easy one. Everyone can do it unless you don't have a home with electricity. But, my challenge is to go a whole...

Final Report: It went great I had a few mistakes on the way but it was awsome. I also made friends while doing this. I feel greener already.  I recomend this...

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Food

Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I have been composting all of my household waste since 1975. I only grow organically so no matter how much compost I make I use it all. Through my...

Final Report: I have always composted food waste. I started in 1975 as an early adaptor of organic only growing. Every year I maked loads, but could always...

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Eat 10% local food for a week.

Why I chose this goal: Since I already compost all my food waste, I picked the 10% local food for a week challenge.  I think I do this already, but at this time of year, it...

Final Report: I found out it was easy to eat at least 10% local food since I have been doing that for several years now.  I was trying to see if I could do...

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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 have already driven a few electric vehicles and buying or leasing one is one of our goals for this summer. I will also be greatly reducing my...

Final Report: I have driven both the Leaf and Prius. Both are quiet and smooth cars. My friend owns a Leaf and needs to charge it even to go only 30 miles...

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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: 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: 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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