This section contains research on the use of Empowerment Institute’s behavior change and community engagement methodology in different communities, and resource-efficiency and pollution prevention contexts. It also includes selected media coverage about this approach.
Summary: University of Leiden Two Year Longitudinal EcoTeam Research Study
Full Study: EcoTeam Programs in the Netherlands
Promoting Durable Change In Household Waste And Energy Use Behavior:A technical research report completed for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Low Carbon Diet Pilot Program Results in Marin County, California.
EcoTeam Impact on Household Retrofits in the City of San Antonio
Written Survey of EcoTeam Participants — Columbus, OH
Phone Survey of EcoTeam Participants — Portland, OR
EcoTeam Participant Survey — Rockland County, NY
EcoTeam Longitudinal Survey and Analysis of Participant Behavior Change — Issaquah/King County, WA
Evaluation of EcoTeam Program Methodology and Long-Term Participant Benefits — Issaquah/King County, WA
Deschutes County EcoTeam Program Research
EcoTeam Program in context of Community Based Social Marketing
Research on Long Term Use of Public Transportation Through Providing Free Transit Passes to EcoTeam Members for a Limited Time — Study Done for Tri-Met, Portland, OR
Assessment of Reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled by EcoTeam Participants — Study done for Oregon Department of Transportation
Market Potential for the Household EcoTeam Program and Longitudinal Research — Prepared by Market Street Research
Changing the World One Household at a Time, Portland's 30 day program to lose 5000 lbs — Article by Sarah Rabkin about residential climate change program, Portland, OR. From the book, Creating a Climate for Change. (PDF)
Paving The Way For A Richer Mix Of Residential Behavior Programs – Comments on White Paper by David Gershon.
Chapter about Water Stewardship Program in Northern Virginia, from "Getting Your Feet Wet with Social Marketing: A Social Marketing Guide for Watershed Programs", Utah Deptartment of Agriculture and Food. (PDF)
Delivering agency in the developing world: An evaluation of the IMAGINE-Kenya Initiative