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CGI Community in the News – February 9, 2024

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Dr. Chelsea Clinton stands in front of a backdrop as shespeaks at the Mom's Clean Air Force Summit.
Dr. Chelsea Clinton speaks at the Mom’s Clean Air Force Summit.

Six things you should know about CGI commitment-makers in the news this week – including Elevate Prize winners; helping recycle unused football championship gear; and launching a mental health center in Ukraine.

2024 Elevate Prize Winners Include CGI Health Equity and Climate Action Commitment-Makers

This week, the Elevate Prize announced the ten 2024 winners – which included three CGI commitment-makers:

  • Gayatri Datar of EarthEnable, developing natural building materials to create healthy and sustainable homes in rural Africa;
  • Sam Bencheghib of Sungai Watch, innovating ways to stop the flow of plastic pollution in Indonesian rivers and mobilizing a community for change; and
  • Isabelle Kamariza of Solid’Africa, supporting vulnerable patients in public hospitals in Rwanda to preserve dignity, accelerate recovery and promote health equity.

Read more.

 

Chelsea Clinton on Climate Change and the Next Generation

On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton spoke to Good Morning America community-driven solutions to the climate crisis. The interview followed her appearance and speech at the Mom’s Clean Air Force Summit to talk about Too Small to Fail — the Clinton Foundation’s early learning initiative — and its expansion into the climate space. Watch here.

 

Good360 Getting Football Gear to Communities in Need

Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, CGI commitment-maker Good360 talked to NBC about what happens to losing teams’ championship gear, and how they get it to communities in need of clothing donations. Watch here.

 

CGI Greenhouse Winner Protecting Coastlines

CGI Greenhouse winner Alex Berkowitz, founder of Coastal Protection Solutions, was featured by ABC for his revolutionary design to reduce the height and velocity of ocean waves to protect coastal property and lives. Watch here.

 

HerCampus Profiles the New CGI Fellows Program

Highlighting that “climate change, social justice, and economic equality are major global concerns that historically impact younger generations,” HerCampus profiles the new CGI Fellows Program that launched last month, designed to help 25 emerging leaders take action and make a difference on global challenges. Read more.

 

JaxFund Opens New Pediatric Mental Health Center in Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine approaches the two-year mark and continues to take a massive toll on the country, CGI commitment-maker JaxFund and partners recently opened a new state-of-the-art Children’s Mental Health Center at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lviv, to address children and teens’ psychological trauma. Read more.