During this project community leaders are using research tools created by ECC0. These tools help them to collect stories from neighborhood residents, business owners, and program participants. They use visual collages, lists of environmentally-friendly practices, diagrams of an energy-efficient home, drawing activities, and others. Some of these tools are shown in the pictures below.

The images above show visual collages of environmentally-friendly practices. These collages are used to facilitate conversations with community leaders about their green activities. They feature practices related to managing waste, saving money, conserving water, reducing carbon emissions, supporting nature, strengthening community, and/or protecting the natural environment.

In the box below there are images of additional tools used by community story collectors. These include: a list of environmentally-friendly practices, a diagram of an energy-efficient home, a sample drawing activity, as well as forms for documenting and analyzing the stories that get collected.