Empowerment Institute Resources

Empowerment Institute offers the following training support and program materials for deploying the Cool Community Campaign.

Empowerment Institute’s Social Change 2.0 community organizing leadership certification with a focus on implementaton of the Cool Community Campaign. You will learn how to facilitate an empowerment training, provide empowerment coaching, and use the Social Change 2.0 framework, strategies and skills to architect a transformational community intervention. You will also receive the Cool Community Campaign training scripts, organizing templates and guidance on how to customize the campaign to the unique needs of your community and project. For more information on the certification program click here. (Link to T6 in EICP and reverse link in T6 to this document.)

A Social Change 2.0 community organizing training for a local government or community organization wishing to implement a Cool Community Campagn. This training is customized to the needs of the community and organization. For more information contact: David Gershon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds by David Gershon. The core tool of the Cool Community Campaign. (link to book)

Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World by David Gershon. The social change framework and research underpinning the Cool Community Campaign. (link to book)

Journey for the Planet: A Kids 5 Week Adventure to Create an Earth Friendly Life by David Gershon. A children’s version of Low Carbon Diet for 8 to 12 year olds accompanied by a 26-lesson plan teacher’s curriculum. (link to JFTP)

Below are informational resources for the Low Carbon Diet, Cool Community Campaign and Social Change 2.0.

Video by David Gershon on the Low Carbon Diet program. http://www.empowermentinstitute.net/files/LowCarbonDietpromo.html

Low Carbon Diet case study in Portland, Oregon http://www.empowermentinstitute.net/files/LowCarbDiet_article.pdf

Low Carbon Diet and the Cool Community: Huffington Post 6-Part Series (http://www.socialchange2.com/index.php/author/empowering-a-climate-change-movement)

Webinar by David Gershon for the Sustainble City Network: “Empowering Citizens to Adopt Low Carbon Lifestyles: Strategies and Tools for Behavior Change, Community Engagement and the Reinvention of Our Cities” (https://secure.digitalcontentcenter.com/shop/830213/products/)

Low Carbon Diet household carbon calculator: This is a free tool to help participants in the program calculate their carbon footprint. http://www.empowermentinstitute.net/lcd/lcd_files/LCDcalcNet.html

Video by David Gershon on strategies for community organizing and social change. http://www.socialchange2.com/index.php/book/reinventing-social-change-video

“Reinventing Social Change:” An introduction to the Social Change 2.0 philosophy and framework. http://www.socialchange2.com/index.php/book/excerpts