The purpose of the Cool City Challenge is to bring to scale Empowerment Institute’s proven behavior change and community engagement methodology to help households achieve deep carbon reduction, create disaster resilient neighborhoods, and catalyze demand-driven green economic development.
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What would it look like if a robust demand-side intervention in California’s communities was brought to scale? Here is an historical account from the future for the Cool City Challenge. Hopefully it will look just like this in 2020.
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Cool City Challenge is headed up by David Gershon, CEO of Empowerment Institute, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on behavior change, community engagement and large system transformation. He has assembled a world-class team of experts to support its implementation, research and scaling including Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and World Wildlife Fund.
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Cool City Challenge won the NASA/Sustainable Silicon Valley global competition as “the most outstanding solution in addressing human impact on the planet's sustainability.”
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The Role of Local Carbon Reduction Initiatives in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Investments
Toward Building Scalable Low Carbon Cities Through Implementation of a Whole Systems Approach: An Applied Research Framework by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Empowerment Institute is the world's preeminent consulting and training organization specializing in the practice of empowerment. Its empowerment methodology has been applied over the past three decades to achieve measurable and sustainable behavior change at the individual, organizational and community level. A major academic research study described this methodology as “unsurpassed in changing behavior.”
Empowerment Institute is a three-part professional training leading to certification. It is based on David Gershon and Gail Straub’s world-renowned work on empowerment and their mastery of personal growth facilitation developed over the past thirty years.
A framework and methodology for changing behavior, developing talent and transforming a culture.
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A framework, methodology and tools for changing behavior, community engagement and large system transformation.
A comprehensive blueprint for designingtransformative social innovations and large-scale societal change.