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CGI Community in the News – June 28, 2024

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Updates from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) community – including the Overdose Response Network’s latest efforts to increase naloxone access; CGI’s Juneteenth event on Black economic empowerment; new climate reporting from Grist, the need for more climate storytelling in Hollywood, and more. 

Secretary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton call on Hollywood to spotlight the effects of climate change on children’s development 

As climate change continues to affect young children and families, the Clinton Foundation’s early childhood initiative gathered media industry leaders to discuss data on climate and early childhood development. Read more. 

Secretary Clinton spoke with the Hollywood Reporter to encourage screenwriters to incorporate climate storytelling in television and movies. Secretary Clinton discussed how the Clinton Foundation’s early childhood initiative, Too Small to Fail, is working with Hollywood storytellers to create climate change focused productions. Read more.

New overdose aid kits at the Clinton Presidential Center through CGI’s Overdose Response Network

This week, CGI’s Overdose Response Network installed new overdose aid kits throughout the Clinton President Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Along with naloxone, the kits contain a breathing mask, drug administration instructions, fentanyl test strips, and treatment and recovery support information. Watch more on NBC News here.

CGI, Future in Color explore avenues for Black wealth creation on eve of Juneteenth

CGI and the Future In Color Institute gathered public and private sector leaders to discuss what’s working in the effort to reduce the racial wealth gap — and to spotlight opportunities to invest in and support Black businesses, institutions, and communities. Read more in our Newsroom and on LinkedIn. 

CGI climate partner Grist reports on an unexpected solution to decarbonization 

In Massachusetts, Eversource Energy has commissioned the United States’ first networked geothermal neighborhood. This new development is significant; buildings are responsible for about a third of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Read more.

The Clinton Foundation recognizes World Refugee Day 

Expressing solidarity with refugees across the globe, the Clinton Foundation reflected on the fluid meaning of “home”. Watch here.

The Defensive Line Co-Founder, Solomon Thomas, talks mental health 

Thomas addressed leaders across the CGI community, encouraging them to be vulnerable, learn about mental health, and embrace the wide spectrum of emotions. The Defensive Line works to prevent suicide by transforming the way we communicate and connect around mental health. More here.