The Our Voice Impact
Since 2017, citizen scientists have used the Stanford Discovery Tool to collect...
Levels of Impact
By using their own data and working with others, even small groups of citizen scientists can successfully make positive changes happen for the whole community.
We typically think of these change happening at four levels: individual, community, built environment, and policy.
|Level of Impact||Examples|
|Individual||Increased sense of self-efficacy, social cohesion, and co-responsibility for community change|
|Social/Community||New walking groups, community gardens, cooking classes, educational campaigns, and cross-sector collaborations|
|Built Environment||New and improved sidewalks, bike paths and public trails; more community-friendly parks; new signage and signals; better lighting, benches, bus shelters, etc.|
|Policy/Funding||New funds for clean-up and maintenance; healthier food options at schools; increased access to public sports facilities; lower speed limits|
To date, the multi-level impacts across Our Voice projects have been estimated to reach over 1/2 million people worldwide.
See how Our Voice communities across the globe are enacting change across all levels below: