Empower Me is one of the only energy conservation programs that both guides and measures behaviour change, while providing coaching on upgrading energy saving measures. This is possible through a peer-to-peer learning model that leverages relationships and connections by working with trusted members of the community (referred to as ‘Mentors’). A Mentor helps families access and understand the abundant resources and tools that are available to support them. Families that are supported by these Mentors are known as ‘Champions’.
Currently available in 16 languages, Empower Me’s Program has reached more than 320,000 multilingual and multicultural community members, avoided more than 14,000 tonnes of CO2e, and created dozens of green living-wage jobs to those who are often underrepresented and underemployed.