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: We have a small home and it seems like it should cost much less to heat it than does.  There must be some options for lowering the cost of heating...

Final Report: I have been wanting to add solar and a heat pump to our house for a while now.  We heat with wood and an oil furnace.  We only use about 300-...

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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: We don't have a compost bucket but my grandmother does so we put our compost in her bucket. And we have a lot of less trash!

Final Report: My week of composting was pretty good! I had to remind my self not to throw that banana peel away! I am definitely going to start my own...

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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 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 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: My teams goal is really a lot of things. One of them is recycle more which I help with and do myself. Another one is to compost more which I help...

Final Report: Everything went great. I helped out a lot and made sure everyone else was doing there part to. I feel by helping with this I've made a change...

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