Hi Everyone!! Yay we are up to 30 players!! And lots of plays! I have read them all and you guys rock and inspire me! As you can see from the home page we are in second place because we are so big (ratio of town population and points is how it is figured) so invite all your friends and neighborhoods to play :) People can play from anywhere (family or friends from out of town) just have them sign up for South Burlington. Players can join anytime run up till the end..The more the merrier..and the better the chance to win ice cream for the whole town!! Happy Saturday!!
I just got back from riding the free CCTA bus for an hour this morning...What a blast! Handed out granola bars wrapped in Vermontivate fliers I made up and met people who worked at the Mall, the airport, La Quinta, Symquest, to name a few...chatted up Vermontivate and talked to the bus driver (Kevin) the whole way. Life stories exchanged!!
What won't I do for Vermontivate?? Not sure there is anything!!
no problem!! I'm an extra extrovert and love surprising people and making them smile...food is always a winner!! That you are playing and sharing all of your knowledge and concern is awesome!! Keep playing :)
I don't know if you've seen this but even though we are 1000 points ahead..we won't win unless we have a bigger team. Get the word out and sign up your friends!!
Day 4: Team Scores go Live!
The real Team Scores are now visible on town pages! Though the SB team has earned the most points overall, due to the impact of adjusting for population they don't have the highest score! That honor currently goes to Charlotte!
But if the game ended today (instead of June 22nd) South Burlington would win because they are the only team that has achieved eligibility.
Our new and improved leaderboard is still in the shop being built, but through the first 3 full days of play with here are the standings:
Team --> Team Score
1st Charlotte --> 97
2nd South Burlington --> 27
3rd (tied) Burlington --> 4
3rd (tied) Shelburne --> 4
Hello All, As you can see we are doing very well and the first team to qualify as a hotly competing team! We could really use some more players...if each of you could make a post on your front porch forum and try to get one person to sign up that would be great. Also everyone should try a challenge or two this week....they are easy. Alexjm21 has 659 points and he is 15 :) The second article in the SB Other Paper should come out today. Please play and pass the word!
Hi Team,I just wanted to share information about a meeting tonight that Gardenknees is supporting. Join her if you can.
Path to Sustainability at the City Council meeting
Please come to City Hall, Wed., May 15, 6-8 as the new City Council decides whether or not to support our "Path to Sustainability" begun last year.
This is a beautiful website full of information!! Here is the link as well http://sbpathtosustainability.com/
Path to Sustainability
The Path to Sustainability is a series of initiatives to transform South Burlington into a community that will be a leader in sustainable food production, housing & quality of life, transportation & transit-oriented development, energy efficiency, natural resource protection, and economic vitality.
Thanks Gardenknees for posting!!
Heeheehee..Thanks Rebecca!! I played all by myself last year and it is so much fun to have a team!! You guys are rockin' it too. I love some of your MOP's (moments of play) you inspire me!! Happy Playing!!and keep nipping!! :)
Charlotte does have the advantage (or disadvantage) of population. But unless we get some more players the fun is only going to be limited -- it's a small circle of our team that's actually playing. Definitely does NOT feel representative of the town yet! Good luck spreading the word. I feel like so much of my life is about jumping up and down with a sign saying Do This It's Great and Important! And a few straggly ppl stop and jump with me, but most walk on by!
Hello again team!
A few of us are getting together tonight at Barnes and Noble between 5:30 and 6:30 to have a quick team meeting and talk about a town goal..or at least a starting one. One of the qualifications to the competition is having a launch meeting so if you can stop by tonight please let me know. thanks!!!! Kmckenny@hotmail.com
I see lots of moments of play!! YAY!! Can anyone get together or stop by Barnes and Noble tomorrow night to launch our town with a quick meeting to share some ideas about what our town goal is going to be?
A little bit about the points and how they work...check out FAQ's for more info about how to play.
50 are earned when players engage in a sustainability-related challenge and share a brief story about it in a Moment of Play.
10 are earned for each day a player logs in during the game period.
3 are earned for each comment by a player during the game period.
A team’s total points is equal to the sum of the team’s players points
Divided by the size (population) of the town per 1000 people or school per 100 students.
Plus Team Points (from bonus wildcard challenges)
Keep an eye out for “Bonus” Wildcard Challenges that add excitement and unpredictability to the game. Players and teams will have equal opportunity to earn these points, so don't miss out!
Hi Everyone!! It's almost time to get started. The game starts Monday :) Looks like 24 towns and over 80 players signed up so far. Burlington is on fire with 25 team members. We need to come up with a goal for our team....if you have an event coming up where I could have a Vermontivate table I would be happy to do that and that could be our goal...along with anyone else who might like to come with me....does anyone have an event or know of one coming up where this would work? ..it could be a certain number of players we want to get signed up and playing or a % of players that plays a particular challenge or that each person on the team commits to playing at least one challenge a week. Really anything. If you have any thoughts about a team goal...chime right in!!
Hi Team, I just wanted to let you know that you can control how much email you are getting from me :) or Vermontivate in general by checking out the announcement on the home page that will give you options on notifications. If you do unsubscribe..it's okay...just check in once and awhile for news and updates :) Vermontivatiously yours, Karen
Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that Judy at the Other Paper is behind us 100% and I will be writing a weekly little story to keep us all up to date on great plays, scoreboard, new members, hints and tips...all kinds of good stuff to keep us Vermontivated Motivated!! I'm so excited to see you all!!!!
Hi Team!! I love how we are growing!! A little more than a week till go live!! Try and get a few more friends or family to sign up...remember they can play from anywhere as long as they list SB as their town. I am planning on setting up a meeting for those of us who can to get together and strategize a bit. I am thinking of either Barnes and Noble cafe or Healthy Living and maybe having this be our informal club house. Let me know if you need any help or have any questions.
Good idea to post on Front Page Forum, Karen. I hope you're all following the"Path to Sustainabity" business on the SB website. It's not as informative as it could be. Everyone is needed to come to work with us. Sustainable Agriculture/Food Security Task Force and Affordable Housing Committee are now in a delicate state as the newly formed council decides whether or not to end their work. If this should happen, we need to gather together to do the work outside of the city's blessing. This is a good venue. Let me know if you want more information. Thanks (incidentally, my sober picture is there because that's the only visual on my desktop. But it's good to share.
Hi everyone!! I'm so happy to see you all!! Stay tuned for more info and please let me know if you have any questions or need any help. Let's get the word out and get as many of our friends to sign up as we can!! Burlington has 22 players....we can do better than that :) At the bottom of your personal lair page there is a way to email each other behind the scenes via Vermontivate so we can stay in touch without having to give out our personal emails...although I'm happy to have you email me there as well firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for jumping on board!!
Yay!! I'm so glad. It was great to meet you all yesterday. I'm so happy to see you signed up already!!....now my challenge to you is to get 5 of your family or friends to sign up..heeheehee...btw friends and family out of state can play with us...just make sure when they sign up they put SB as their town :)