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Motivation, inspiration and visual appeal
I think now I should be asking YOU how you are motivating your team! Nice work!
Our team of two players is super motivated because this is what we already do every day--we are very concerned about climate change and we do a lot in our community to make a difference. This game is fun and validating and we are having fun seeing what other people are doing!
Create a biking support sign for your window or yard.
I decided to make a sign based on one of my sticker designs to support the benefits of human-... Read more
Mission Possible: Pull off a regular trip with less driving. Hint: Use your new Hybrid Transportation know-how!
Perfect day for a bike/drive hybrid commute.
with a breakfast stop at Myer's Bagels.
many more of... Read more
Tell a story of one of your favorite Vermont local food experiences.
Last fall we took our then nine month old to Chapin Orchards to check out local apples and enjoy... Read more
Speak up! Add your voice to the conversation about an energy issue you care about.
First of all, I recommend that everyone go out and get a copy of Lester Brown's Plan B 4.0:... Read more
Help your team find a great clubhouse.
Our unofficial clubhouse would have to be August First Bakery & Cafe since many of us spend so... Read more
Do some creative accounting with your household energy usage!
"It takes a pound of coal just to keep your TV on for the evening." - http://www.good.is/
Here's a... Read more
Make naturally dyed Easter Eggs!
OK, not exactly what I was hoping for. But a very fun process. I decided to use beets and spinach... Read more
Pump up your team with a creative, personal, inspiring message.
Here's a little pep talk to get you all motivated. Stop being boring.
What will be your Space Jam?
Give a boost to local efforts helping make VT transportation healthier, more convenient, and less expensive!
Each year I sign up individually for the Way to Go VT Challenge and manage the Skirack/Patagonia... Read more
Getting around should be Easy, Affordable, and Healthy - for everyone. Share a creative expression of what you value about these mobility rights!
Here's a sample from a sticker series that I'm working on to promote Going By Bike.
In terms of "... Read more
Open up about your food "guilty pleasure." But don't feel guilty! It's ok. No one's perfect!
Ice cream. But at least it's local.
Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream is the current favorite
Use your everyday superhero power to generate a little hope for someone on your team.
I'm working on getting friends and coworkers to sign up and play. But in the meantime, there's... Read more
Share something which gives you hope.
Seeing all of the amazing potential and energy in my 14-month old son. Looking out at the melting... Read more
Create Your Own Transportation Challenge
If Americans made one 4-mile round-trip by bike instead of car each week, we'd burn nearly 2... Read more
Think big! Tell the story of how you could get your life to 90% clean energy consumption.
I'll have to do the Clean Energy Assessment when it's available.
but in terms of obstacles, I'd say... Read more
Energy treasure everywhere! Go on a hunt with a friend to find their home's energy treasures!
While my wife's parents were visiting this weekend, I told them about Vermontivate and how much fun... Read more
Personal Transportation Power-Up! Shine your shoes, buff your bike, or bling your bus pass. Hint: Don't wax your car.
It's time to get my bike cleaned up and ready to ride.
Here are some tips for anyone that wants to... Read more
Go on a Home Energy Treasure Hunt and see how many nuggets of savings you can find and claim!
So far I've searched mostly downstairs and already found quite a few "energy vampires", like a baby... Read more
When it comes down to Food, modify your Mondays!
Since it's Tuesday, I'll modify my plans slightly.
The plan is to do a weekly Mediterranean... Read more
Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
This reminds me that I really should re-read Michael Pollan.
Anyway, I try not to eat too much meat... Read more
Find or invent a role you can play for your team.
As Team Moderator, I work to enlist other team members and help them get going in the game. And I'... Read more
Help your team find its mission - i.e. your reason for playing (besides ice cream).
I think we need a more focused Team Mission.
The emphasis will be on how we can individually, and... Read more
Uncover your barriers for Hybrid Transportation. Hint: They're probably not concrete blocks.
I'm gonna go with commuting here since that seems to have the most obstacles.
Obstacle 1: Distance... Read more
Quick! Save as much energy as you can in one day. Try a 24-hour Energy Save-A-Thon.
In order to use less energy and develop a better energy use pattern for myself and my family, I'm... Read more
Enrich your team with the gift of your kindness, wisdom or gratitude.
Big thanks to Mari for being the first person to join me on Team Skirack/Patagonia Burlington.
It... Read more
Grow a friend (food plant) as a gift for another friend (human person).
Each spring around this time I plan my garden and start some seeds indoors. I also save seeds from... Read more
Discover your opportunities for Hybrid Transportation. Hint: We don't mean get a Prius.
Travel Categories: Ranked Easiest to Hardest1. Social & Recreational2. Daily Commute (to work... Read more
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Green Spokes BTV Team Launch / Earth Day Mode-Share
Wednesday 4/22 8:00am to 10:00am, August First Cafe & Bakery, 149 S Champlain St, Burlington, VT 05401 , Green Spokes BTV