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Creating art from recycled materials.
Vermontivate is too fun!
It absolutely is!
vermontivate is the best
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Share something which gives you hope.
The children of the future.
Create Your Own Challenge About Anything!
I challenge everyone in Essex Middle School to do Ben's (necutron) Vermont Week challenge!
DIY: Make Your Own Toothpaste!
I gave it a shot last night and it was minty fresh! Did you know that they used to use a different... Read more
Meditate 5 minutes/day for 5 days.
Every day at the middle school, in morning advisory, we do "modern mindfulness," a program that... Read more
DIY: Do Something (Just About Anything) With Vinegar!
Vinegar (for pets):
-get rid of pests
-get rid of pet accidents
Help your team throw a great launch party.
places: Outdoor Athletic Field at Essex Middle School or School Cafeteria
activities: ice cream... Read more
Help your team find a great clubhouse.
1. Cloud Room (Essex Middle School in The Edge)
2. Outside near the Community Garden
3. Essex... Read more
Find or invent a role you can play for your team.
Help your team find its mission - i.e. your reason for playing (besides ice cream).
Mission: Our mission in playing Vermontivate is so we can be sustainability leaders of the world... Read more
Pump up your team with a creative, personal, inspiring message.
Keep up the work and play! You're saving the world :)
Create Your Own Transportation Challenge
1. bikes, skateboards, scooters, running/walking, skates, piggy back rides
2. A bike can stay... Read more
Create a biking support sign for your window or yard.
I will make a sign when I get home from school today that reads:
"Wheel on Fortune: Share the... Read more
Shorter Shower Challenge
-just clean randomly
-10:00 min shower
wash face/brush teeth on in shower (conserve water)
-don't... Read more
Yep. You Got it. Create your own Energy Challenge!
I plan on making my own shampoo and conditioner so that the harmful chemicals don't get into our... Read more
Make naturally dyed Easter Eggs!
I don't dye easter eggs.
Enrich your team with the gift of your kindness, wisdom or gratitude.
Personal strengths: Humor, Insight, Creativity
Stop Some Idling!
-Remind people that it's against the law
Mission Possible: Pull off a regular trip with less driving. Hint: Use your new Hybrid Transportation know-how!
I carpooled with some people in my graduate program to Monday night class
Personal Transportation Power-Up! Shine your shoes, buff your bike, or bling your bus pass. Hint: Don't wax your car.
I went on the bus a whole lot more
Uncover your barriers for Hybrid Transportation. Hint: They're probably not concrete blocks.
-windows down (no air conditioning)
-wear more clothes (no heat)
Discover your opportunities for Hybrid Transportation. Hint: We don't mean get a Prius.
Give a boost to local efforts helping make VT transportation healthier, more convenient, and less expensive!
-New England Automotive
Getting around should be Easy, Affordable, and Healthy - for everyone. Share a creative expression of what you value about these mobility rights!
-Get a bike!
Get An Energy Efficiency Score For Your Home
I was surprised about how much more i could be doing...for example, how much trash i throw away
Speak up! Add your voice to the conversation about an energy issue you care about.
-No Plastic Bags at grocery stores!
Think big! Tell the story of how you could get your life to 90% clean energy consumption.
-buy a bike
-don't use extension chords. have one thing plugged in at a time... Read more
Energy treasure everywhere! Go on a hunt with a friend to find their home's energy treasures!
-unplug unneeded charges/electrical devices
-turn off computers, lights when not in use
Go on a Home Energy Treasure Hunt and see how many nuggets of savings you can find and claim!
-donate unneeded clothing.
Do some creative accounting with your household energy usage!
Spend less money on gas (drive less)
Quick! Save as much energy as you can in one day. Try a 24-hour Energy Save-A-Thon.
-unplug chargers when i leave my room in my apartment
-rewear clothing a few times before... Read more
Have a local meal with friends. Play by the rules!
Ate with my roommate, Rutu at the Firebird Cafe in Essex Junction, Vt.
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