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: 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: 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: I Picked this because I could use this for my garden by the side of my house, since it's spring and all.

Final Report: For this I basically threw my compost in my garden. (Basically "Here you go plants! Enjoy it while it lasts!") But yeah, I did that it was fun...

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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: 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'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 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 help each member with their own home energy goals.  Each of us can make a difference in our own homes.  I am building a new cordwood...

Final Report:  This part of the game was a little confusing ,  as the notes section got all messed up because I had too many words .  In any case we have...

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