During severe weather a clogged drain can quickly flood a street or property. The Adopt-a-Drain project would make it easy for community members to volunteer to take care of local storm drain infrastructure.
The Civic Cloud provides server and service infrastructure for innovative community organizers, non-profits and civic hackers in Burlington, Vermont. The Civic Cloud runs within Burlington’s fiber-optic gigabit network which provides Internet speeds of over 100 times the average national broadband speed.
It remains awkward to answer the simple question of "can we swim at the beach?" – this despite an incredible wealth of water quality information for Lake Champlain. With some coordination and effort this could be mapped and quickly prototyped.
By 2020, all Vermonters will be required to separate their organic food waste from trash and recyclables. The Food Rescue project helps people learn how to dispose of their organic waste and locate nearby facilities.
Started in 1970, GreenUp Day in Vermont has been a State "event" every year since then. While the world has produced all sorts of new trash to pickup, the GreenUp organization has not made many strides towards bringing the event into the digital age. This project aims to develop an app and tools to ease the process for admins and greener-uppers!