Collective Impact Zone

This is the place to check-in on how Vermontivators are doing as a community. 


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


Crack your home's solar energy puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: We are planning to go solar within the next two years. We are starting by super insulating the house--which we are about 70% finished. Next we will...

Final Report: We are planning to make passive and full on solar installations to our home next summer 2016. We are hoping there will still be some subsidies...

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Crack your home's heating cost puzzle.

Why I chose this goal: Well since it's not winter any more what my mom does is spring is kinda cold so she turns the heat off and we have a lot of blankets out. We save...

Final Report: I think what made this challenge hard was think of the future, because we are going to get a wood stove for our house, but we don't need one...

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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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Compost all your food waste for a week.

Why I chose this goal: I plan on doing the compost for a week. I think this will be very easy. I hope I can do this.

Final Report: This went very well. I noticed the garbage wasn't as nasty or stinky anymore. The difference I found was that by doing this is that it's easy...

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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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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 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: This is a real world goal, if we can change what we are already doing then that would reflect real change.

Final Report: We have busy schedule and three of our own children to transport here there and everywhere.  My challenge was to get them there and do all that...

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Help your team with its goal

Why I chose this goal: my teams goal is going to be we all ride our bikes to school every single one of us and we are all going to ride together so we are not late for...

Final Report: the rest of my team is doing fine they are all playing and doing challenges we all have fun and try to make a diffrence in the world to stop...

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