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News from the frontlines in DC & VA

May 22

Green Gigs Launch in DC

Frontline Gig is proud to announce that we are the technology provider for a new DOEE-funded project in the District of Columbia, piloting green jobs performed as gigs. We are using the Frontline Gig mobile app to connect workers to litter pick up and weeding gigs - lasting 2 to 4 hours at a time, ensuring Oxon Run Park in Ward 8 maintains its clean, green aesthetic while creating job opportunities for local residents.
Nov 28

Gig Work in Norfolk at Barraud Park

Frontline transforms traditional 8-hour jobs like litter removal into new, flexible shift-work opportunities that non-traditional blue-collar workers like university students and office workers can support in their spare time. We worked with the leadership team in the City of Norfolk Parks department to identify two of the most visited and perpetually messy parks. From August to October 2021, gig workers were dispatched several times per week to collect loose litter and change out bins that were more than half full. The result was a dramatic transformation in park cleanliness and a reduction in the total trash collected over time.
Nov 28

Gig Work & Campus Sustainability

Frontline worked with ODU Leadership to gauge students' perspectives on campus cleanliness and their interest to get paid on an hourly, on-demand basis to support campus clean-ups. This effort led to the identification of several off-campus, student housing locations that were perpetually messy due to tailgates and other student activities and the opportunity to put students to work on a gig basis to support cleanups on and off campus.
Nov 23

How to Keep the Water Flowing

In Africa & the Caribbean, green infrastructure offers the potential to capture more rain where it falls and improve the reliability of the water supply. But providing the right level of maintenance to ensure infrastructure can function over the long term has remained elusive due to inadequate allocation of investments to improve the predictability of water supply, infrastructure quality, and consumption behaviors.

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