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Why I chose this goal: My goal is to get solar panels also at our place by this year or next, before the incentive $ is withdrawn. we have been living 5 years in a yurt...

Final Report:  The acorn sustainable expo was really helpful for us as we made a lot of contacts people who could help us install our solar system ,  there's...

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Crack your home's heating cost puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: Since I don't think my home is in a good position for reaping the benefits of solar panels, I am opting to go the heating cost route.  I think there...

Final Report: Think about what it took to crack your home heating code. What made it easy? Hard?Think about what you learned.. Did anything surprise you? Is...

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Invent your own energy goal!

Why I chose this goal: I have chosen this goal because I am not old enough to make thoughs other challenges so I'm going to do a part to not waste energy.

Final Report: It was hard but I did it

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Food

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: 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: 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've been wanting to do this anyway, and never has.  I'm wondering if maybe Happiness Lady would join me, or anyone else on the Calais Team?  If one...

Final Report: I thinks mostly I was discouraged. I didn't gt to drive one, I got fairly anti-EV responses from dealerships, who all told me the reasons they...

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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: 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: We've been working together to learn more about our environment and ways we can do our part to help...these are some of our team's goals. We discuss...

Final Report: One of our main goals was to work together, discuss challenges, and learn about our planet and what we couldveach do to help. We were...

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