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.
Taking Do-It-Yourself technologies to the last mile
In 2010, Kopernik, through its enhanced on-line technology marketplace, committed to disseminate appropriate Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technologies that can be constructed by people in developing countries using locally available materials. These technologies include a corn sheller and a biomass charcoal briquette process. In addition to disseminating the instructions for the construction of DIY technologies through their website, Kopernik also provides seed capital to purchase the necessary equipment and materials, and deploys fellows to project sites to train the local partners in the production of the technologies and creation of business opportunities around them.
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.