Around the world, CGI Commitments to Action are creating new approaches for cleaner air and water, protecting habitats and species, and developing solutions to reverse climate change.
Bringing Online Work Opportunities to Military Families
In 2012, oDesk and Blue Star Families committed to bring economic and professional opportunity to military families through online work. The families of US servicemen and women make many sacrifices for their country; and among them is reduced access to economic opportunities due to their frequent relocation or deployment abroad. oDesk will provide 100 military families with access to its online work platform which allows businesses to remotely contract with skilled workers. Blue Star Families will provide its members with training and support for online work, as well as bring job opportunities to the members through its relationships with corporations, NGOs and federal, state, and local governments.
In 2013, carbon dioxide emissions comprised 82 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from human activities. The rising concern for our environment and the sustainability of the planet has led to more focused efforts on reversing the effects of climate change.